Imphal, Feb 20:
Home department of the Government of Manipur has constituted One-Man Commission of Inquiry headed by Retired District and Session Judge U. Kol to inquire into the circumstances leading to the death of Late N. Premananda Singh (Ex-VDF) who was found dead while on duty for destruction of poppy plantation at Chandel district as a part of the Manipur Government “War on Drug” mission.
Late Premananda (37) , son of N. Dina Singh of Okram Maning Leikai , Thoubal district went missing on January 21 this year while on duty for the destruction of poppy plantation at Urantop village under the jurisdiction of Chakpikarong Police Station in Chandel district and was found dead on February 3 at Levanant Village, Chandel District.
As per an order by the state Home Department the term of reference of the Commission shall be – to enquire into the causes and circumstances leading to the death of Late N. Premananda Singh (Ex- VDF); to find out whether the unfortunate incident could have been averted; to find out who is/are responsible for the death of Late N. Premananda Singh and to recommend corrective measures and remedies to prevent recurrence of such incident in future.
All the provisions of Sub-Sections (2), (3), (4), and (5) of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952 (60 of 1952) shall be made applicable to the said commission.