Chhattisgarh Congress files application; to summon Chief Minister in Jhiram inquiry
In a major move, the Chhattisgarh Congress has urged the commission inquiring into the Jhiram Ghati naxal attack of year 2013 to summon Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh as well as former Union Home Minister Sushil Shinde.
It need be mentioned that Jhiram Ghati naxal attack took place in May of 2013 and resulted in killing by naxals of almost the entire frontline Chhattisgarh Congress leadership.
Congress has filed an application in this regard and the commission has issued a notice in response to this application.
Congress said that the then Minister of State for Home RPN Singh and the then Chhattisgarh Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar need to be summoned and inquired before the commission.
Congress has argued that hearings held in Nanavati and Liberhan commissions too had summoned the then Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and the then Chief Minister as well.
The Congress has also submitted copies of the statements given by the then state Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar in the Chhattisgarh Assembly. The statements had been given on the issue of Jhiram Ghati killings.
Congress leaders opined that since the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh is also head of the unified command and thus may be privy to many of the information that have not yet emerged out in the public domain.>