Resubelpara firing 2017: Former judge suggest measures to prevent such occurrences in future

Shillong, Mar 5: Former judge of the Gauhati High Court who Justice BD Agarwal who headed the probe into the police firing at on three villagers at Resubelpara in North Garo Hills district on March 6, 2017 has suggested a slew of measures to prevent such incidents in future.

It may be mentioned that Justice B D Agarwal (Retd) had submitted the judicial inquiry report conducted against the firing incident took place at Resubelpara-Kaldang in North Garo Hills on November 14 last year.

(Retd) Justice Agarwal had recommened that the grievously injured Milseng Sangma be given compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh while Tubal Sangma and Janrak Sangma who received minor injuries will get Rs 1 lakh each.

He also recommended for automation of check gates because according to him it was found that most of the polce check gates were being operated manually.

The commission also recommended that the police department must adopt modern technologies, like using of high resolution search lights and using spike strips in stread of using gunshots to deflate the tyres of the vehilce which resuted in injuries to the three villagers.

(Retd) Justice Agarwal also recommeneded the sensitisation programmes on human rights –

According to him the police force should be adequately sensitised about the human value and the rule of law in a democratic country.

He also recommended that the government can improve scholol syllabus if necessary and hold awareness camps in the state regularly.

(Retd) Justice Agarwal  also recommended that the officers of the police force requires skill development training programmes to improve their efficiency.

State Home Minister, James K Sangma informed that on the recommendations spelt out by the enquiry commission the government has  proposed to take necessary action and process the recommended amount as ex-gratia to the victims.

Sangma also informed that the state cabinet on Tuesday has requested the education department to improve the syllabus on human rights.

“…for which the education department is of the view that human rights must be part of the syllabus and the same will be taken up during the state curriculym frame work design which is likely to be notified soon,” the Home Minister said.

Sangma also said that the government would request the Meghalaya Human Rights Commission to hold awreness camps in the state regularly and for the police headquater to intiate action on the recomendation of the commission. 

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