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CM orders inquiry into leakage of Yashada report on Khairlanji

Written by: Staff

Nagpur, Dec 5 (UNI) An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain how a report of the Pune-based Yashada Institute about the recent killing of four members of a dalit family in Khairlanji in Bhandara district of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, was leaked to the media before being submitted to the government, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said here today.

Mr Deshmukh told newspersons here today, ''I have asked Chief Secretary D K Shankaran to conduct the inquiry.'' Althouth Yashada Director General Ratnakar Gaikwad has been appointed the nodal officer for the State vide the Atrocity Act, the government would find out who instructed him to prepare the report and release it, Mr Deshmukh said.

Replying to questions, Mr Deshukh said, ''The opposition in the Maharashtra Legisaltive Assembly was ''not serious'' on an issue as important as farmers' suicides in Vidarbha. It was not good for the opposition to stall the proceedings, fighting on the rules when the issue came up for discussion in the House, especially when the government was willing to discuss it forthwith.'' The opposition's attitude only showed its lack of concern for Vidarbha's problems, Mr Deshmukh added.


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