Shillong, Aug 5: The leaders of Ka Sur ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (Voice of the Hynniewtrep People) staged a protest on Friday in front of the main secretariat, met Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who assured that the judicial inquiry report into the death of former HNLC leader Cherishtarfield Thangkhiew will be tabled on the table of the Assembly on September 9.
The organising secretary, Thomas Passah told reporters that Prestone informed that as per the Commission of Inquiry Act 1952, the report will have to be tabled.
“But we will verify whether the Act stipulates whether it should be made public by other means or should be tabled in Assembly”, he said.
Later, speaking to reporters, Tynsong said on the first day of the Assembly session on September 9, the report will be tabled..
“It is confirmed that the autumn session will start from September 9 and on that same day itself the inquiry report will be placed on the table of the House. I have requested all of them to have patience and till such time is reached you will know all the details of the report,” Tynsong said.
He wanted people not to get confused between a judicial inquiry commission and an inquiry committee
The commission is guided by the Commission of Inquiry Act, but it is upto the government to make public the report of the committees without going through the Act, he said.
He said like the CAG reports, commission of inquiry reports are tabled in the House .
Regarding lack of transparency due to the government’s failure to suspend the police officials involved in the incident on August 13, 2021, Tynsong however said that earlier the government had also assured all stakeholders including traditional heads of Mawlai Town Dorbar that action will be taken by the state government as per the recommendations of the commission of inquiry.