The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Wednesday directed the Upper Assam Division Commissioner to inquire the condition of relief camps where about 7,000 people have been put up following the Baghjan gas blowout.
The AHRC was acting to a complaint received from one Hurojit Moran.
Moran, in his complaint, informed the commission about the pitiable condition of 12 relief camps.
He said these camps lacked proper food and drinking water facilities.
The AHRC, in its directive, said that the inquiry report should be submitted within two months from the date of receipt of the notice.
The report should further highlight the steps taken by the Tinsukia district administration to improve the condition of the camps, the AHRC said.
The commission further said that the report should include the steps taken by the district administration with the help of Oil India Limited to provide essential commodities, including drinking water, health care facilities to people sheltered in the camps.
It may be mentioned here that after the blowout, villagers from the nearby villages had to hurriedly leave their houses.
In a separate notice, the AHRC also directed the Upper Assam Division Commissioner to inquire into the circumstances leading to the death of 30-year old Jayanta Bora in Jorhat district on June 15.
The Commission took suo motu cognisance of newspaper reports of June 16 alleging custodial death.
The deceased was picked up by a joint team of the Army and police from his house on charges of being a ULFA cadre.
He was taken to Borholia police station.
“The report must be submitted within 30 days from the receipt of the notice,” and AHRC release stated.