The High Court on 15 February, 2017, issued a rule asking the government to reply in two weeks as to why it shall not direct to form an inquiry committee or commission.

The court had asked cabinet, law, home and communication secretaries, chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Inspector General of Police (IGP) to reply the rule within the stipulated time.

The court also asked the cabinet secretary to submit a report on the steps taken in line with the court’s order to form the commission, within 30 days.

The state on 20 March, 2017, in a petition pleaded to allow eight weeks’ time to file the report, and the court granted them time till 7 May.

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