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1984 Sikh riots

Court judgment in Sajjan case

Chandigarh, October 24

The Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, today demanded the immediate arrest of Sajjan Kumar, one of the main accused in the 1984 massacre of innocent Sikhs . " This is the only case in the history of the country where a man booked in a murder case is not arrested even 17 years after the FIRs were registered and the I.O., the SHO and even the DCP have signed the chargesheets against him., " said the Akali leader in a statement relased here. Sajjan Kumar is the principle accused in three separate murder cases.

Harsimrat Kaur' was reacting to a Delhi court judegment yesterday in which the court paved the way for initiation of criminal proceeding against Sajjan Kumar in a case relating to the 1984 killing of thousands of innocent Sikhs by rejecting the plea of the Delhi Police for clubbing with the on-going trial in another case pertaining to the carnage.

“Why this extraordinary keen-ness on the part of the Delhi police not to have an independent and separate trial against Sajjan, as directed by the court.. What are the police and the Congress governements trying to hide and why these dilatory tactics?” she asked.

In a statement released here this afternoon, Ms. Badal also asked well meaning and right thinking persons in the country to speak against the Congress efforts to sabotage judicial verdict against Sajjan Kumar, accused of provoking, initiating and taking part in the most heinous massacre since 1947. “Having paid lip-service to morality by refusing a ticket to Sajjan Kumar in the last elections under public pressure, the Congress was pulling all stops now to save him. For the achievement of this goal, the party and its governments in Delhi and at the centre had been trying to interfere with justice through delaying executive tactics.

The Akali MP further said that the 1984 massacre and the stubborn efforts of successive governments to shield and even reward its leaders known to be responsible for the shocking sequence of events from October 31 evening to the end of the first week of November that year “ were a blot on the face of the country in the comity of nations. Does it not prick the conscience of anyone in the Congress, especially those belonging to Punjab and the Sikh community, that those guilty of the country’s worst ever massacre of innocents were sought to be put on pedestals by the ruling party? she said .

Harsimrat however said that she and her party, along with other right thinking persons and parties in the country, will continue their fight for justice for the innocent victims of the anti-Sikh carnage





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