Justice (Retd.) Rajeshwaran, who is looking into the bloody violence which broke out around the time the Jallikkattu protests were held in Tamil Nadu in January this year, has said that it would take 6-7 months from now to wrap up the inquiry process.
Speaking to newsmen in Chennai, the Judge said that 1,949 persons have so far furnished their signed testimonies. “We have been calling them @ 5 persons per day and have been conducting detailed inquiries. 996 persons from Madurai and 51 from Coimbatore are also to be interrogated and the process may take a few more months.
“We would be travelling to Madurai, Salem and Coimbatore Districts in the next few weeks to conduct the inquiry into the issue. The Commission has been given time till 31st October. In my view, however, the interrogation/inquiry process might take at least 6-7 months in addition to the time allotted,” the Judge concluded.