Extend Vaidyanatha panel’s term, govt. told


The High Court of Karnataka on Monday directed the State government to extend the term of the R.G. Vaidyanatha Commission of Inquiry, which was constituted to probe the March 2, 2012 incidents at the city civil and sessions court complex, to enable the commission sufficient time to complete its hearing and submit the report.

Justice A.N. Venugopala Gowda passed the order during the hearing of a petition filed by Advocates’ Association, Bengaluru, which had questioned the legality of continuing the commission after the apex court subsequently ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the incidents.

The government recently extended the deadline to submit the report to December 31. But it was brought to the notice of the court that the commission required some more time as the proceedings were halted for some time earlier due to the pendency of the petition.

Meanwhile, the CBI on Monday reiterated its commitment to file the final investigation report on or before December 31.

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