Anti-Sikh riots: BJP’s RP Singh seeks particulars of motion taken towards individuals discovered responsible by Dhingra Committee


Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 23

More than six months after Justice Dhingra Committee, probing 186 instances within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, submitted its report back to the Supreme Court, senior BJP chief and “intervenor” RP Singh has written to Home Minister Amit Shah concerning motion taken by the Government of India towards culprits within the case as “promised”

The authorities should take motion as promised with none additional delay on an pressing foundation, Singh wrote in his letter to Shah, calling it a “reminder, looking for instant motion to be taken by the Centre, as acknowledged by the Solicitor General on behalf of the MHA earlier than the Supreme Court in January”.  

Singh additionally urged the Centre to type a brand new SIT to establish the “invisible hand” behind this organised bloodbath.

“It can be prayed conserving in thoughts that even after greater than 30 years of impunity, justice to the Sikh group has not been given,” he mentioned.

According to the BJP nationwide secretary the report submitted by Justice Dhingra Committee “clearly and unarguably put ahead a case in favour of the petitioners, displaying explicitly how varied functionaries of the state, specifically, the Judiciary, the police and the state have been working hand in glove not solely to assist such a grotesque hate crime towards a minority group but additionally efficiently handle to shirk off the accountability for a similar by giving clearance to the accused”.

“As the report makes it abundantly clear it is reiterated that the violence, riots as well as the clearance to the persons involved, including but not limited to the rioters, were indeed orchestrated and cleared by an invisible hand from the very top of the government in power during that time. It is submitted that instead of holding those responsible for the violence to account, many police officials and other persons involved have been promoted over the last 30 years,” he mentioned.

Long street to justice

The Supreme Court in its order dated January 11, 2018, constituted a three-member SIT with the route “to proceed as regards the further investigation in respect of 186 cases and submit its report within two months”.

The committee was formally notified by the MHA on February 9, 2018.

Two members of the committee joined in February, nevertheless, the third member didn’t be part of stating private grounds.

On the intervention of Singh, the Supreme Court on December 4, 2018 modified the structure of the committee to two-member, which included Justice Dhingra, former Judge of Delhi High Court, and Abhishek Dular, IPS.

On December 14, 2018, the MHA re-notified the committee.

The MHA on January 15, 2020, knowledgeable the Supreme Court that it accepted the report of the SIT which implicated a number of Delhi Police personnel within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and mentioned it could take motion accordingly.



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