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India – Delhi Police tried to shield November 1984 Sikh massacre accused, says CBI

March 16, 2013 | By

New Delhi, India (March 16, 2013): It is learnt that on March 16, 2013 in its final arguments before the court in the November 1984 Sikh carnage related case against Indian politician Sajjan Kumar and five others, the CBI maintained that the Delhi Police had failed to act against the main culprits and had tried to shield the accused.

Bibi Jagdish Kaur (Prime Witness against Sajjan Kumar) along with others outside the Delhi Court

Bibi Jagdish Kaur (Prime Witness against Sajjan Kumar) along with others outside the Delhi Court

Senior advocate R S Cheema, representing the CBI, told District Judge J R Aryan that the two Delhi Police officials who had deposed as defence witnesses in the case were not reliable.

R S Cheema argued that police records from November 1 and November 5, 1984, obtained from the Raj Nagar police post in Delhi Cantt, did not mention any incidence of violence. However, the FIR lodged by the CBI reports 30 deaths and burning of numerous houses and vehicles.

Cheema also told the court that defence witness Inspector Sunil Vashist of Delhi Police had testified that during his investigations spanning several years he had never visited the area where incidents took place, and had not recorded the statement of any resident.

Sajjan Kumar

Sajjan Kumar: one of the organizers of Sikh Genocide 1984

“What sort of investigation is this? It appears that the Delhi Police is interested in collecting evidence only against the complainant Jagdish Kaur, and not against the accused persons responsible for the murder of her husband and son,” the prosecutor said.

Sajjan Kumar is facing trial along with Balwan Khokkar, Kishan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal for allegedly inciting a mob against the Sikhs in Delhi Cantt area between October 31 and November 4, 1984.

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