Submit report related to missing people in 1992-93 Mumbai riots, Supreme Court directs Maharashtra government
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to submit a detailed report on 168 people who went missing during the 1992-93 Mumbai riots to a committee constituted for it.
Supreme Court 1992-93 communal riots in Mumbai Directed the Government of Maharashtra to submit a report containing information related to 168 people who went missing during the Supreme Court has asked to submit this report to the committee constituted for this. Supreme Court Maharashtra Government This instruction has been given on Friday (November 4). The Supreme Court said that in an affidavit filed in March 2020 by the Principal Secretary of the State Home Department, 900 people were killed and 168 people went missing in the riots. Compensation has been paid to the legal heirs of the deceased and 60 missing persons.
A bench of Justice SK Kaul, Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Vikram Nath issued several guidelines in its judgment on the plea, asking the state government to accept the findings of the Srikrishna Inquiry Commission and act on it. Apart from this, instructions were also given for payment of compensation to the families of the missing. The family members of the missing people, who have not yet received compensation, were asked to direct them to get this compensation.
Instructions for speedy disposal of compensation
There will be a committee under the chairmanship of Member Secretary, MSLSA (Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority) to monitor the extent to which the directions issued by this judgment have been complied with, the bench said.
It said that the state government would include a revenue officer and a police officer in the committee. The guidelines state that the revenue officer shall not be below the rank of deputy collector and police officer shall be below the rank of assistant commissioner of police.
Those who have not yet been given compensation will have to present their information.
“The state government will submit a report to the committee containing the details of 168 missing persons including names and addresses,” the bench said. The state government will give the complete status of the family members of those 108 missing persons. This will specifically include information relating to those who have been denied compensation. Disposing of the petition, the bench said that a copy of the decision would be sent to the member secretary of MSLSA.