Speaking in the Assembly, where the Left parties and Puthiya Tamizhagam staged a walkout following Speaker D Jayakumar's refusal to raise the issue,the Chief Minister said she had initially ordered for a DRO probe but later conceded to judicial probe at the insistence of a section of the opposition.
While the government had announced forming an inquiry commission under a retired High Court judge, it had to wait for its recommendations.
"How can we act unilaterally. We have to wait for the recommendations of the commission and if it recommends action against anybody, the government will act," she said.
When a commission had been announced, only it can recommend action, she said. The CPI (M) had announced staging a state-wide protest on September 17 demanding suspension of police officials who opened fire on the agitating crowd.