Dantewada massacre: CRPF court of inquiry to submit report by June 30

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New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): The court of inquiry (CoI) constituted by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to probe into the Dantewada massacre is expected to complete its proceedings and submit a report by June 30.

The CoI would investigate the role of four officers who were transferred out of Chhattisgarh after the submission of the Rammohan Committee report.

CRPF Director General (DG) Vikram Srivastava said: "The court of inquiry will go into the specific roles of the three officers and complete it by June 30."

The four officers who were expected to be questioned by the CoI are the then DIG (CRPF) Dantewada, Nalin Prabhat, then commandant of the 62nd battalion A K Bisht, Inspector Sanjeev Bangre and IG Ramesh Chandra who retired from service on April 30.

On May 21, Prabhat and the two other officers were transferred out of Chhattisgarh for their alleged lapses in conducting operations.

Union Home Ministry had constituted E N Rammohan committee to go into the reasons of the April 6, Dantewada Naxal attack where 75 CRPF and one state police personnel were killed in an ambush.

The CoI has sought records and other documents which were a crucial part of the Rammohan committee report.

The inquiry is also expected to go into the order and flow of communication between special sector headquarters of the CRPF located at Raipur and these officers who were heading operations at ground. (ANI)

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