Justice P. S. Gopinathan, former Judge of the High Court of Kerala, was appointed in February as the Commission of Inquiry for probing the fireworks mishap at Puttingal Devi Temple near Paravoor in Kollam. The Commission has now invited public as well as people connected with or victims of the fireworks mishap to submit affidavits, statements or suggestions to the Commission on the tragedy or matters connected to it.
Justice Krishnan Nair was initially appointed as the Judicial Commission of Inquiry by the previous UDF government soon after the fireworks mishap. However he tendered his resignation as the Commission was not provided sufficient funds and infrastructure to commence its work.
The terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry are as follows: