Centre appoints E.N. Rammohan to investigate Dantewada Maoist ambush incident

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): The Central Government on Thursday appointed retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer E.N. Rammohan to investigate the circumstances, which led to the ambush of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) batallion in Chhatisgarh's Dantewada District on Tuesday.

He has been asked to submit a report within 15 days.

"The initial inquiry report shall establish the circumstances preceding and the sequence of events leading to the incident of April 6, 2010, reconstruct, as far as possible, the actual events that took place on that day until the first rescue party reached the place of incident, examine the CDR of the mobile telephones used by the deceased/injured personnel of the CRPF during the encounter and gather evidence from family members and others that would throw light on the actual events that took place during the ambush," a Ministry of Home Affairs release stated.

The probing committee will also analyze and establish the decision/command structure/ hierarchy and the specific levels, which took relevant decisions concerning the AD(Ops) leading to the incident.

The Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the committee will also examine the quality of the training imparted to the relevant Companies of CRPF and the details of SoPs issued to the Company, examine the response of the State Police and the CRPF both during the ambush and the post-ambush relief and rescue operations and suggest measures to mitigate the lapses, if any, which are documented by the Enquiry Officer so that such incidents do not reoccur.

It will also consider any other matter that the Inquiry Officer may deem relevant to the scope and terms of the Inquiry.

All Paramilitary Forces and State Government, Police and Home Departments have been directed to offer access to all relevant records, wireless, logs, etc. as may be sought by the Inquiry Officer. (ANI)

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