The buck stops at Rohee
I read what Peeping Tom had to say about the inability to countermand an order that one does not know about and it just reinforced my conclusion the s/he is once again being an apologist for the authoritarian PPP executive. To claim that Rohee did not know of what the police would have done in such a volatile situation is tantamount to abdication of power/neglect of duty on the part of Rohee.
Even if Rohee could not predict what a shooter will spontaneously do (if that was the case) he should have known, by continuous communication, how the police were equipped to deal with the situation—the types to crowd control gadgets/weapons they were carrying—and make a proactive decision. This should not be about countermanding, but effectively leading.
Why does not Peeping Tom address the ridiculous claim by Rohee that he could not communicate with the commanders at Linden due to radio problems? In this age of ubiquitous cell phones, people have to be completely naive and gullible government apologists to believe that. (Not to mention the comedy it injects into a very tragic situation)
Regardless of what happened in 1962, the buck stops at Rohee; he is ultimately responsible for the Linden fiasco. If this is not a Pontus Pilate, ostrich-like move to dissociate from the crimes and justify them, why has/have the shooter/s not been charged with murder? Enough witnesses were there and this should not wait on a commission of inquiry. In other instances when a murder is committed and the killer is known s/he is arrested and charged forthwith. Why the exception here if there is no political interference and foot dragging? In the end this may well turn out that after a long time the killer/s cannot be found, as happened in the Walter Rodney assassination.
Do not let us lose focus here by comparing/juxtaposing this with what happened in the past; that is diversionary, red-herring tactics. Pressure for action against Rohee and the killer/s have to continue or else this whole event will simmer down, blow over and die a natural death, only to become part of history.