Dalit scholar suicide: Ex-judge Roopanwal to head probe panel

Posted By: PTI
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New Delhi, Jan 28: The HRD Ministry has appointed former Allahabad High Court judge Ashok Kumar Roopanwal to probe circumstances leading to suicide of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad which led to a massive outrage across the country.

Senior HRD ministry officials said that Justice (retd) Roopanwal will review the entire sequence of events, the circumstances and establish facts and correctives in connection with the incident.


The one-man judicial commission will submit its report within 3 months, it is learnt. Earlier, a fact-finding committee constituted by the ministry had submitted its report on the events in the university after which it was decided that a judicial commission will be set up to look into the matter.


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