Lucknow, Aug 31: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and handed over a Delhi High Court notice seeking Uttar Pradesh government's response to a plea calling for a probe against Union Finance Minister P Chidambram in connection with the 1987 Hashipura massacre.
"I met Akhilesh and handed over the notice to Chief Secretary Javed Usmani in his presence," Swami told PTI. Delhi High Court had on Aug. 6 sought UP government's response to Swamy's plea seeking a further probe to ascertain the alleged role of Chidambaram in the said massacre.
In the appeal, Swamy sought further inquiry saying, "It was admitted on the floor of the Parliament by the then Minister of State for Home Affairs (Chidambaram) that the situation was calm between May 19 and May 22, 1987. Yet the trial judge states there was violence. "Hence, even at this late stage, an investigation into this issue is essential for complete justice," Swamy said.
Sixteen PAC personnel are facing trial for the killing of 42 persons in Hashimpura area of Meerut district. Swamy said Delhi High Court would hear the matter on November 19.