Nearly three years after it was submitted to the state Home Department, an inquiry report into the killing of three Dalits in 2012 police firing in Surendrangar’s Thangadh town, Gujarat government is still considering its findings while not making it public. Replying to a starred question, raised by Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar, in the Assembly on Tuesday, CM Anandiben Patel said that the report was under the consideration of the state government. Parmar had sought details of the report and asked why it was not being presented in the House.
On September 22-23, 2012, three Dalits were killed and one seriously injured in police firing in Thangadh after they went to lodge a police complaint over a Dalit’s scuffle with a local upper-caste community member at the annual Tarnetar Fair in the town. Police had fired on the Dalits when they were protesting against them. The state government had ordered a probe into the incident by the then principal secretary of Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Sanjay Prasad. Prasad had submitted his report to Home Department in May 2013.