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Court acquits three accused in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 18:27

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted
three persons accused of leading a mob that lynched a man
during 1984 anti-Sikh riots here.

Additional Sessions Judge Pinki acquitted Jagdish
Singh, Sajjan Singh and Ishwar Singh, who were charged with
leading a mob which allegedly killed Gurbakshish Singh outside
his residence in Paschim Vihar locality on November one, 1984,
during the riots that followed the assassination of the then
prime minister Indira Gandhi.
The police had registered an FIR almost eight years
after the incident under various sections of IPC dealing with
rioting, looting, arson and murder.

Father of the victim, Swaran Singh Bhatia, who was
forced to leave the country after the incident, had come from
Canada last year to depose in the case.
Bhatia had testified that the mob, which had besieged
his house, was not stopped by the policemen who remained
mute spectators during the entire episode.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 18:27
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