Cherishster encounter: Inquiry commission asks for public statements in connection with the incident


The inquiry commission constituted for the investigation of the alleged encounter of the ex-militant Cherish S. Thangkhiew has sought a public statement from the people who are acquainted with the incident by September 25.

In a public notice issued on Friday, the Secretary of the commission, One Man Commission of Inquiry, MS Sangma said, "...every statement so furnished shall reach the office of this commission, which is located at Meghalaya Human Rights Commission Campus, Old Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat, Cantonment Area near Anjali Petrol Pump, Shillong – 793001 on or before September 25, during office hour".

"Be it noted that the commission, in the absence of any rules framed in this behalf by the state government or till the time such rules are made by the latter, has decided to adopt the provisions of the Commission of Inquiry (Central) Rules, 1952, mutatis mutandis, to regulate its proceeding (including the fixing of places and times of its sittings and deciding whether to sit in public or in private) as contemplated by Section 8 of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952," the Secretary said in the public notice.

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