New judicial panel to cover up Minister’s role: BJP

Chhattisgarh BJP chief Vishnu Deo Sai on Thursday said the Congress was upset over the judicial report into the 2013 massacre of Congress leaders as it alleged the involvement of a state Minister and his connections with Naxalites.

So, the Bhupesh Baghel government has reorganized the judicial commission on the Jheeram Valley killings, he said.

Sai said in a statement that the Congress tries to hide judicial reports when their leaders come under suspicion. The Shah Commission which probed atrocities during the 1975-77 Emergency was a proof.

The BJP leader said it was only due to the involvement of a Minister that the Prashant Mishra-headed judicial commission submitted the report to the Governor.

The reorganization of the judicial commission was a political gimmick, he added.