27 January, 2021

In Memory Of Sisyphus

In Memory Of Sisyphus

Ranganath Mishra Commission
Constituted May ‘85; report submitted in Aug ‘86; tabled in Parliament in Feb ‘87.
Task: Enquire whether the violence was organised; recommend preventive measures.
Recommended the appointment of three committees:

Jain-Banerjee Committee
Task: Investigate omission in registration of cases, recommend fresh registrations and monitor the investigations.
Outcome: Asked for registration of cases against Congress MP Sajjan Kumar; a High Court stay came in mid-’87, by mid-’89 the court quashed the committee on grounds that it couldn’t monitor investigation.

Kapoor-Mittal Committee
Task: Investigating acts of omission and commission by police officials.
Outcome: 72 police officers found guilty; recommended action, terminations; no action taken, even promotions not withheld.

Ahuja Committee
Task: To determine total number of deaths.
Outcome: Put death toll at 2,733 in Delhi.




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