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

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.