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Delhi Court Stays Magistrate’s Order Directing Probe in 1984 Sikh Genocide Case

January 26, 2017 | By

NewDelhi: As per the media reports emanating from New Delhi a sessions court here on Saturday stayed a magisterial court order directing police to probe the cause of death of two men in the 1984 Sikh genocide case.

Special Judge Pitamber Dutt’s stay order came on a Delhi Police plea challenging a magisterial court order. The court also issued notice to the complainant Amrik Singh Lovely and listed the matter for February 7.

Furthermore the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Sudhanshu Kaushik on Monday directed Station House Officer of Paharganj in central Delhi to register an First Information Report (FIR) clarifying that “purpose of the investigation is to find out the cause of death of Amir Singh and Narender Singh in the light of allegations leveled by the complainant.”

Sajjan Kumar - Indian politician who is facing murder charges in an incident related to Sikh Genocide 1984

Sajjan Kumar – Indian politician who is facing murder accusations for incidents related to Sikh Genocide 1984 [File Photo]

Earlier the court was hearing a plea filed by Amrik Singh Lovely who has sought registration of case against the two retired senior police officials Amod Kanth and S. S. Manan.

Amrik Lovely’s counsel Jitender Kumar Dhingra has told the court that both of the accused violated the “invaluable constitution right.”

Both Amir Singh and Narender Singh were the family members of Amrik Singh Lovely whom he lost during the 1984 Sikh pogrom.

According to the complainant, Both Amir Singh and Narender Singh succumbed to injuries after they were tortured by police in the custody.

In addition to this he told the court that he and his family members were falsely implicated by the police, but later acquitted by court.However, Delhi Police, which has oppose the plea, that fresh probe will not solve any probe.

The public prosecutor also argued that at this stage, this court can not order re-investigation,”The court can only order further investigation but re-investigation is prohibited,” said the public prosecutor.

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