New Delhi, Feb 3: Feeling the pain of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots survivors and victims, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, Feb 3 called for higher sensitivity in dealing with these kinds of cases, along with the appointment of a special public prosecutor.
“You should respect the sentiments of sufferers, you tell your director to appoint a senior lawyer as a public prosecutor to handle the cases. This is the legitimate demand," the High Court bench told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other prosecuting agencies.
The bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah also warned the agencies against treating these cases as routine ones.
Comparing the 1984 riots to the Gujarat riots, the High Court called for the appointment of a special prosecutor so that speedy justice is dished out to the culprits.
“See the historical background and sensitivity involved in these cases. Don"t you think like Gujarat riots cases, Special Public Prosecutor be appointed to handle these cases," the court said.
These observations came in response to a PIL filed by an NGO 'November-84 Carnage Justice Committee" seeking the High Courts direction to appoint special law officers and to monitor the cases on a everyday basis.