Lal commission submits report

Kathmandu, December 15

Girish Chandra Lal-led probe commission today submitted its report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

The government had formed the commission on September 18, 2016 to investigate into the killings and violent incidents that took place during protests in the Tarai. The commission had begun its investigation on October 17.

Chief of the probe commission Lal told THT that they had submitted the report to the group and it was up to the government to publish the report. “We have detailed the findings and our opinion on the issues,” he said and added that the commission members met almost all the victims’ families. The commission had also held interaction with intelligentsia in Tikapur, Janakpur, Rajbiraj and Biratnagar.

Lal said 66 people, including 10 security personnel and one 18-month-old child, were killed during 2015-16 protests. Out of 66 victims, 56 were civilians. According to Lal, 52 people have already been given the status of martyr, but four victims have not been given the status of martyr. The commission investigated 3,264 complaints lodged by victims, ordinary citizens and political parties.