SGPC seeks NHRC`s intervention in 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 23:49

New Delhi: SGPC on Tuesday sought National Human
Rights Commission`s intervention in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
cases, alleging that the Government has been "shielding" the
accused.

"More than 2,733 Sikhs were murdered in Delhi but no one
has so far been punished. The police is shielding the guilty
and have spoiled all the cases. Prosecution has not been
pursuing the cases properly... the CBI and government continue
to shield the guilty," Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee
(SGPC) said in a memorandum submitted to the Commission.

"It becomes duty of the commission to intervene in the
matter and ensure that action is taken against the guilty in
accordance with law," it added.

SGPC said the commission intervened in the Gujarat riots
of 2002 and also got "the guilty" punished and the victims
compensated.

"The magnitude of 1984 riots is much more than the
Gujarat riots. We are surprised why the commission is silent
on the 1984 Sikh massacre issue," it added.

SGPC alleged that on the recommendations of Nanavati
Committee, four cases were registered against Congress leader
Sajjan Kumar in 2005 but "the CBI is sitting over these
cases".

Those who have come forward to give evidence against
Sajjan Kumar are being threatened by his "goons", they added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 23:49

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