MHA forwards BJP chief RP Singh’s letter to SIT, DCP Anti-Riots Cell

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25

There has been a brand new improvement within the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case. The Home Ministry has forwarded the letter written by senior BJP chief RP Singh relating to the motion taken on the Justice Dhingra Committee to the SIT fashioned by it in 2015 and in addition the DCP of the Anti-Riots Cell.

Talking to The Tribune, Singh known as it a “big step forward in the case”.

Investigation wanted to be carried out on the invisible hand, the one who directed native Congress leaders to hold out the bloodbath in Delhi, Singh added.   

In February 2015, the Narendra Modi authorities ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into circumstances associated to anti-Sikh riots that broke out after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

In 2018, the SC constituted the Justice Dhingra Committee to probe the 186 circumstances within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Committee submitted its report back to the Supreme Court in January 2020.

Last week, Singh, who can also be the “intervenor”, wrote to Shah relating to 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 stated, calling the letter a “reminder, seeking immediate action to be taken by the Centre, as stated, by the Solicitor General on behalf of the MHA, before the Supreme Court in January”.

Singh additionally urged the Centre to kind a brand new SIT to establish the “invisible hand” behind the organised bloodbath. “It is also prayed keeping in mind that even after more than 30 years of impunity, justice to the Sikh community has not been given,” he stated.

According to the BJP nationwide secretary, the report submitted by the Justice Dhingra Committee “clearly and unarguably put forward a case in favour of the petitioners, displaying explicitly how various functionaries of the state, namely, the Judiciary, the Police and the state were working hand-in-glove not only to aid such a gruesome hate crime against a minority community but also successfully manage to shirk off the accountability for the same 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, limited not only 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 stated.

The lengthy street

The Supreme Court in its order dated January 11, 2018, constituted a three-member SIT with the course “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, nonetheless, the third member didn’t be a 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 former Delhi High Court choose Justice Dhingra and IPS Abhishek Dular.

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 stated it might take motion accordingly.

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