1984 anti-Sikh riot: 21 cases filed by police untraceable

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New Delhi, Dec 12: As many as 21 cases registered by Delhi Police in connection with anti-Sikh riots of 1984 are untraceable, according to an RTI reply. Of the 56 cases registered by five police stations of the South West District against 225 persons under various sections of Indian Penal Code, three resulted in conviction, two were pending trials and in 30 cases, accused were acquitted, it said.

For the rest 21 cases, the RTI reply said they were "untraced". The cases, filed in Najafgarh, Dabri, Naraina, Inderpuri and Delhi Cantonment police stations of the national capital, were for allegedly inciting mob and killing people.

Some senior political leaders were made accused by the Justice G T Nanavati commission, established by the government to investigate cases related to Anti-Sikh riots. The riots were triggered in Delhi and some other parts of the country following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

Exercising his Right to Information, advocate Vivek Garg had asked for details of the anti-Sikh riot cases registered by Delhi Police.

"Some of the cases registered during the tragic incident are untraceable. Infact, Delhi Police did not give the information about the victims," Garg claimed. According to the reply, a case registered on November 1, 1984 in Naraina police station in which "three unknown person (were) burnt and killed" was declared untraced on March 10, 1985.

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