As the one-member commission headed by a retired high court judge probing the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar failed to submit its report in the stipulated time of two months, Uttar Pradesh government has extended the commission’s tenure by another six months.
The commission headed by Justice(retd) Vishnu Sahai, a retired Allahabad High Court judge, had been appointed by the government on September 9.
The commission was tasked to conduct an inquiry into the communal riots and possible administrative lapses in controlling the violence that broke out in Muzaffarnagar on September 7. The riots left 62 killed.
Special Secretary(Home) Saroj Kumar Thursday said the government has increased the tenure of Sahai commission by another six months.
According to officials, Sahai had requested the government to extend the commission’s tenure as he wanted more time to finish his inquiry.