aroori, who was seeking the status of CoI and payment of compensation to the victims, on Friday said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has in his written reply admitted that after the lapse of more than six months the Commission of Justice (retired) R C Gandhi has failed to submit the final report and missed another deadline of February 22.
"The CoI that was constituted in August, 2013, to inquire into the incidents of violence and arson that took place on August 9, 2013, in Kishtwar has submitted only an interim report in December, 2013, and the date of submission of the final report has been extended upto February 22," Saroori said quoting the written reply.
He said the Chief Minister has confirmed that government has not received the final report and was considering the interim finding received by the Commission.
The Congress MLA said that an amount of Rs 1, 84, 11,563 had already been sanctioned and disbursed among 75 affected families.
The state government had constituted the Commission to probe into the circumstances that led to large scale rioting in Kishtwar and asked it to submit its report within one month.
The Commission of Inquiry, which submitted its interim report on December 20 last year after recording the statements of officials and other locals of Kishtwar and Padder, gave a clean chit to Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, who had resigned in the wake of allegations of his involvement in riots by the Opposition.

A day after receiving the interim report, Kichloo was re-inducted as a minister in the state government on the same portfolio, he said.
Saroori said that the Commission of Inquiry gave a clean chit to Kichloo in its interim report, and slammed different wings of the police, including the CID and administration, for non-cooperation.

It has held the former DC, DIG, SP, police personnel on ground duty and magistrates of violence-hit areas responsible for negligence of duty.

It has recommended grilling of senior police officers for not registering an FIR into the case pertaining to an attack on Kichloo. The report also stated that Kichloo be treated as a victim and not an accused, he said.


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