1984: DSGMC wants SIT to look into Kamal Nath?s role

JALANDHAR: The (DSGMC) has urged the Justice S N Dhingra-headed special investigation team (SIT) re-examining the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases to investigate the role of chief minister . The DSGMC, in its complaint, has mentioned the FIR registered at Parliament Street police station on the attack on Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, where two Sikhs were burned alive on November 1, 1984.

The DSGMC, in its application filed through its general secretary Manjinder Singh , said that Gurdwara Rakab Ganj is under the management of the DSGMC, and the complaint is being filed as victim. The complaint reads, ?Police arrested five persons on the spot and filed a charge sheet against them, but police with the view to shield the main accused, Nath, did not even inquire about his role. Nath was there at the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj when it was set on fire and two Sikhs were burnt alive. It was the duty of police to inquire, but unfortunately due to his influence police did not do so. Police filed a chargesheet against five accused who were arrested, but later discharged by the trial court.?

It has cited a recent Delhi high court judgment of November 28, where it held that a person, who is a part of a mob and mob is committing offences …is liable to be punished for the offence under Section 1489 of the IPC. It has also cited the Delhi HC judgment in Sajjan Kumar case where it criticized the police for trying to help, shield and favour powerful people. ?The case FIR No. 60/184 is glaring example of how police has tried to shield the accused.?

The DSGMC?s complaint mentions the police never examined journalist Sanjay Suri who had reported about Nath?s presence and later submitted his affidavit to Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission. It has also stated that another eyewitness Mukhtiar Singh also gave his statement to the commission, describing Nath?s role, but despite the strong evidence police failed to properly investigate.
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