Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: The State Cabinet on Monday finalised the terms of reference for the judicial probe to be conducted by former judge of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh High Courts, B.K. Somashekhara, into the attacks on churches in the State.

They are: To inquire into the sequence of events and circumstances leading to attacks on the places of worship and incidents thereafter which occurred during September in Dakshina Kannada and other districts of the State; to identify persons and organisations responsible for the above incidents; to ascertain whether there was any negligence or lapses on the part of the district administration in dealing with the situation; and any other matter which arises from or is connected with or incidental to any act or omission relating to the said incident, including steps and measures to be taken to prevent recurrence of such events in future. The commission has been given three months’ time.

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