Report on civil court violence to be submitted today

Report on civil court violence to be submitted today

The Justice R G Vaidyanathan Commission, which probed into the violence on the City Civil Court complex in 2012, will submit its report to the government on Friday.

The one-man commission was set up by the BJP government to investigate the March 2, 2012, violence at the court complex due to reported friction among advocates,
mediapersons and police personnel.

As many as 65 people, including 52 police personnel, were injured in the incident that occurred when the then jailed former minister Janardhana Reddy was brought to the court.
The government had announced a judicial inquiry on March 3, 2012.

The CBI has also probed into the incidents and filed charge sheets. The investigation is still on.

Commission Secretary M J Indrakumar said on Thursday that the commission was set up two years and 11 months ago and that it could have submitted its fact-finding report to the government a year ago but for a writ petition pending before the High Court.

He said some advocates had approached the court saying that there was no need for a judicial probe as the CBI was already probing into the violence.

However, the court set aside the writ, he pointed out. Asked whether the commission report had become redundant with the CBI already charge-sheeting certain people, the secretary said, “The commission was a fact-finding body. It has looked into the circumstances which led to the violence and the steps which should have been taken.

The report, which is about 100 pages, is also recommendatory in nature.”
The report will be submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday, the Commission Secretary said.

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