IMPHAL, June 9 (NNN): The Centre constituted three-man commission of inquiry headed by a former Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court as chairman, to probe the spate of violence that rocked Manipur since May 3, arrived in Imphal on Friday.
Former Gauhati High Court Chief Justice, Ajai Lamba, the chairman of the commission of inquiry along with the two members arrived in Imphal.
The two members of the commission are retired Indian Administrative Services officer, Himanshu Shekhar Das, and retired Indian Police Service officer Aloka Prabhakar.
Manipur chief secretary, Vineet Joshi accompanied by top officials of the state government accorded a warm-welcome to the chairman and members on their arrival at the Imphal airport.
The Centre on May 4 constituted the three-man commission of inquiry to probe the chain of violence that rocked Manipur since May 3 that have so far claimed more than 90 lives.
The commission will probe causes and spread of the violence and riots targeting members of different communities.
They will also examine the sequence of events leading to, and all the facts relating to such violence and assess if there were any lapses or dereliction of duty by responsible authorities.
The commission would submit its report to the Central government as soon as possible, but not later than six months from the date of its first sitting, the notification stated.
Adequacy of administrative measures taken to prevent and to deal with the violence and riots will also be looked into, besides considering such matters as may be found relevant in the course of inquiry.
The commission with its headquarters in Imphal will also inquire into the complaints or allegations that may be made before it by any individual or association, accompanied by affidavits.
Union home minister Amit Shah in his recent four-day visit in the state had also announced a CBI probe into six specific conspiracy cases.
Days after the announcement, the Manipur government has recommended six cases to the Centre for the CBI probe on Thursday, sources said.