Upendra Commission report tabled
Source: Manipur Mail

Imphal, July 30: The reports of the Upendra Judicial Commission of Inquiry which enquired into the June 18 and July 20 incidents were today tabled in the House.

The Commission recommended that there must be improvement in weaponry both in quality and quantity to meet any contingencies.

There should be coordination between the police and other forces it pointed out.

Tear gas is effective, water should be used it recommended.

Fire must be effective from the first shot.

Firing into the air or over the heads of rioters is worse than useless and is prohibited it recommended.

No firing should have been done when the crowd had started to disperse it said.

Arms used during the incident were not seized.

Experts were not consulted.

The firing from the Raj Bhawan and Chief Minister's residence were done without any order of the Magistrate or police officer.

Those who fired cannot take benefit of section 132CrPC.It recommended actions.

The Commission gave 27 recommendations.

As regards the role of the AA Siddiqui DGP the state has repatriated the officer to his parent cadre.

The next of kins of the 14 persons who were killed on June 18 were given Rs one lakh each.

Regarding failure of the intelligence action has been taken to transfer senior officers from intelligence wing and post new officers with the objective of improving collection, analysis and sharing of intelligence and preventing recurrence of the incidents.

The IB has been asked by the state government to conduct a study for streamlining and strengthening the state intelligence wing.