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Coimbatore

Jallikkattu violence report in six to months: Panel

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : With nearly 2,000 witnesses to be interrogated, the final report on the Jallikkattu violence would be submitted in another six to seven months, the one-man can of retired judge S Rajasekaran said on Thursday. The panel is probing the violence during the agitation in 2017.

In the last phase of the investigation, there were 1,956 witnesses to be heard in Madurai, which would be done next month and the final report was expected to be ready in another six months, he told reporters here.

Rajasekaran, who is also heading the panel for inquiring into the poll irregularities in cooperative societies in West Zone, said that 248 complaints were received from the eight districts of the zone and the panel would sit for three days here and take up 22 cases..

After the probe in Coimbatore, the panel would move to other districts. Since, it was not given extension, the investigation would be expedited, he added.

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