The Orissa government on Tuesday appointed Justice A S Naidu, a former judge of Orissa High Court as the chairman of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe the alleged police assault on a judicial magistrate in Rourkela earlier this month.

While the State government has announced that the Commission would submit its report within three months from the publication of gazette notification, no notification has yet been made to this effect.

Panposh JMFC Arun Kumar Patnaik was allegedly assaulted by inspector Sadananda Pujari on the night of April 2 which evoked a state-wide protest by the lawyers, including that of the High Court here thereby paralysing judicial activities for over a week.

The inspector had alleged that the judicial magistrate in an inebriated state was causing public nuisance on the night of April 2 and restrained him from performing his duties in filthy language.

Similarly, the judicial officer too had alleged that he was illtreated by the inspector without any provocation.

Sources said the Commission had been asked to analyse the sequence of incidents leading to the unsavoury episode.

Among other terms of reference, the Commission had also been asked to find out the role, conduct and responsibilities of the persons involved in the alleged incident.