HC issues notice to 3 accused in anti-Sikh riots

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New Delhi, Jan 13: In significant development in the anti-Sikh riots, three people have been issued notice by the Delhi High Court on Jan 12, based on a plea filed by the victim of the riots challenging their acquittal order in 2008.

Hearing the petition filed by Swaran Singh Bhatia, Justice S L Bhayana issued notice to the police and also sought the response of Jagdish Singh, a Deputy Commandant, CRPF, Ishwar Singh, who is curently working in Customs Department, and Rane, the then SHO of Paschim Vihar by April 19.

84-year-old Bhatia in his complain said that they were attacked by a mob in Paschim Vihar residence on Nov 1, 1984.

When the licensed pistol which they were using in self-defence ran out of bullets, the police who were standing as a mute spectator until then asked them to surrender it, after assuring them of safety.

But his son Gurbakshish Singh was killed infront of his eyes.

Despite submitting an affidavit in 1985 to the Ranganath Mishra Commission, no case was registered.

However, in 1992, the police registered a case against Jagdeesh, Ishwar and Sajjan Singh and the then Deputy Commandant of Jagdeesh Singh.

In 1993, Singh who was then residing in Canada came back to the India and gave his statement to the police which was later repeated before the court in 1998.

The lower court acquitted the three accused in 2008.

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