Rammohan Committee submits Dantewada massacre probe report

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New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The E N Rammohan Committee, which is investigating the recent Dantewada massacre, submitted its report to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram this afternoon.

Rammoham met Chidambaram at his North Block office and submitted the 25-page report.

According to Home Ministry sources, an Action Taken Report (ATR) would be submitted before Parliament after studying the Rammohan Committee report.

Seventy-five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and a policeman were killed by Naxals in an ambush in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District on April 6,

It was the biggest ever attack on security forces, during a peacetime operation.

On April 8, the Union Home Ministry constituted a committee headed by Rammohan, a former Border Security Force (BSF) Director General, to investigate the circumstances that led to the massacre.

The committee was given 15 days time to complete its inquiry.

The Home Ministry had asked Rammohan to suggest measures to mitigate lapses, if any, which were documented by the enquiry officer so that such incidents do not reoccur in future.

The Committee conducted an inquiry into the circumstances leading to the ambush of the platoons of 'A' and 'G' Companies of the 62nd Battalion of the CRPF on April 6, 2010 at Tarmetla Forest Area. t was asked to try and reconstruct, the actual events that took place on that day from 5 a. m. to 12 p.m. and until the first rescue party reached the place of incident.

Rammohan was also authorized to examine the CDR of the mobile telephones used by the deceased and 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.

The Home Ministry also authorized the Committee to analyze and establish the decision and command structure, besides hierarchy and specific levels, which took relevant decisions concerning the Area Domination Operations (AD Ops) that lead to the incident.

It also examined the quality of training imparted to the relevant CRPF companies and the details of the SoPs issued to the company.

The committee examined the response of the State Police and the CRPF, both during the ambush and during post-ambush relief and rescue operations. (ANI)

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