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Kerala government announces judicial probe in Walayar case
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Kerala government announces judicial probe in Walayar case

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The Kerala government has ordered a judicial investigation into the mysterious death of two minor Dalit sisters in Walayar two years ago.

A cabinet meeting which met here on Thursday decided to entrust former vigilance tribunal judge S Haneefa to investigate into the sensational case. The Commission will primarily probe into four aspects including whether there were lapses from the part of the investigation team and the prosecution in the case.

Also, it will identify the officials who had committed lapses in the investigation. Actions against these officials should be recommended. The Commission has also been entrusted with the task of bringing in broad guidelines for POCSO cases. The cabinet has not fixed a timeframe for the judicial probe.