Kejriwal wants probe into 1984 riots, recommends release of Bhullar

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Kejriwal wants probe into 1984 riots, recommends release of Bhullar
New Delhi, Jan 29: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded an investigation by the Special Investigation Team into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

"I discussed it with the Lieutenant Governor and he is very positive on it. We will discuss the special investigation team formation and its terms in the next cabinet meeting," Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

Many groups allege that the riots in 1984 was carried out by the Congress party to avenge the assasination of Indira Gandhi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has the external support of Congress. Already, both the parties share a bitter relationship and Kejriwal's demand is likely to worsen it further.

Pardon Bhullar

Kejriwal has also written a letter to Iqbal Singh, a Sikh leader who is presently camping at Jantar Mantar to demand justice for 1984 sikh riots.

Kejriwal has accepted two of the demands put forward by the Sikh group which includes the release of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar who is allegedly guilty of killing nine persons in a car bombing intended to kill Congress leader Maninderjeet Singh Bitta.

The letter reveals that Kejriwal has already recommended the release of Bhullar.

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