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Amarinder goverment sets up Commission of Inquiry

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Keeping its poll promise, Captain Amarinder Singh's government has set up a Commission of Inquiry, headed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Mehtab Singh Gill, to review the false cases and FIRs registered under the decade-long Parkash Singh Badal regime.

The two-member Commission has former district and sessions judge BS Mehandiratta as the member.

A notification to this effect was issued on Wednesday by the Department of home affairs and justice.

The decision to set up such a Commission was taken at the first cabinet meeting of the Amarinder government.

Amarinder had, during his election campaign promised the people of Punjab that his government would inquire into all such false cases to ensure justice for the innocent.

The promise, which followed numerous complaints by victims of such cases to Amarinder during the electioneering, was also incorporated in the Congress manifesto.

Amarinder had received several complaints of false cases being registered against the political opponents of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in connivance with the district police officials.