Swamy meets Akhilesh over allegations against Chidambaram
Lucknow: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and handed over a Delhi High Court notice seeking Uttar Pradesh government`s response to a plea calling for a probe against Union Finance Minister P Chidambram in connection with the 1987 Hashipura massacre.
"I met Akhilesh and handed over the notice to Chief Secretary Javed Usmani in his presence," Swami told a news agency.
Delhi High Court had on August 6 sought UP government`s response to Swamy`s plea seeking a further probe to ascertain the alleged role of Chidambaram in the said massacre.
In the appeal, Swamy sought further inquiry saying, "It was admitted on the floor of the Parliament by the then Minister of State for Home Affairs (Chidambaram) that the situation was calm between May 19 and May 22, 1987. Yet the trial judge states there was violence.
"Hence, even at this late stage, an investigation into this issue is essential for complete justice," Swamy said.
Sixteen PAC personnel are facing trial for the killing of 42 persons in Hashimpura area of Meerut district.
Swamy said Delhi High Court would hear the matter on November 19.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Kim Jong-Un issues bizarre diktat, asks North Korean men to copy his hairstyle, women to follow his wife
- Muslim man sends 'talaq' SMS to wife after learning about her gang-rape
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's speech in Parliament on Constitution debate
- Entire Indian force can't defend Kashmir from terrorists: Farooq Abdullah
- Woman cop transferred within 24 hours of spat with Haryana minister Anil Vij