Delhi HC seeks response from CBI, govt on anti-Sikh riots cases
The Delhi High Court today sought a response from CBI and city government on a PIL seeking appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor to handle the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases on the line Gujarat riots cases.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought
a response from CBI and city government on a PIL seeking
appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor to handle the 1984
anti-Sikh riots cases on the line Gujarat riots cases.
A bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah issued notices
asking them to file their response when an NGO alleged
prosecuting agencies, including CBI, are in "collusion" with
"influential" accused in these cases trying to protect them.
The court asked them to file their response by February
3, when the matter will be taken up for further hearing.
The court passed the order on a PIL filed by an NGO
`Nov-84 Carnage Justice Committee` seeking its direction to
appoint special law officers and to monitor the cases on a
day-to-day basis in view of the delay in its hearing.
"The state machinery, including the prosecuting agency,
instead of fairly doing their job, have been openly aiding,
helping and obliging the accused. The manner in which CBI has
thrown all legal norms to the wind and helping the accused in
open court is in itself sufficient for intervention of this
court in order to ensure fair and impartial trial in the
case," the NGO said in its petition.
"The whole approach of CBI is to somehow shield the
guilty and enable them to get away unpunished as the accused
persons are very powerful and enjoy political as well as money
power," it further said.