AS Naidu to probe Kandhamal riots case

Bhubaneswar: Justice AS Naidu has been appointed by the state government to probe the killing of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and the subsequent ethno-communal riots in Kandhamal in 2008. A notice in this regard was issued on Monday.

The one-man judicial commission post was lying vacant following the death of justice Sarat Chandra Mohapatra who passed away on May 12, 2012.

According to official sources, justice Naidu was appointed in consonance with provisions of the Commission of Inquiry Act to carry forward the commission