January 22, 2016 | By Parmjeet Singh
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi Government has landed itself in an embarrassing situation as a file regarding constitution of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe cases related to the 1984 Sikh genocide has been reportedly missing since March 16, 2015.
As per media reports the file had been reportedly marked to then Delhi Home Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who is out on bail in connection with a case pertaining to his fake degree certificates.
In a circular issued to all the departments of the Delhi Government on January 8, Deputy Secretary (Home) Ashish Kumar has made a strong request to all the concerned officers to “kindly look into their respective departments” and if the file is found it may kindly be returned to the Home Department. The circular No. F.10/R-68/01/2014/HP-II (Part-II)/220, signed by Kumar on January 7 has specified that the same was being issued with prior approval of the competent authority.
The circular said, “It is to bring to the notice of all the concerned that a File No. 10/R-68/01/2014/HP-II bearing CD No. 001315833 regarding constitution of Special Investigation Team (1984 [Violence]), pertaining to Home-II Branch, which was marked to the then Minister of Home on 16-03-2015. Since then the said file is not traceable.”
Responding to a media query over the missing file, Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday said, “These were just rumours as no such file is missing.”
A Delhi Government officer said on the condition of anonymity that the Home Department will have to get all documents and files pertaining to SIT on 1984 from the courts, reads a report in Daily Pioneer.
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