Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2019

Home Ministry Decided to re-open 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot cases against congress Madhya Pradesh CM Kamalnath

P. Chidambaram, D.K. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath may also face difficulties in the face of tightening scrutiny by investigating agencies against Congress leaders like Shivkumar. The Home Ministry is going to reopen the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against them.

New Delhi : P. Chidambaram, D.K. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath may also face difficulties in the face of tightening scrutiny by investigating agencies against Congress leaders like Shivkumar. There is another bad news for Kamal Nath, who is already facing the challenge of infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress. The Home Ministry is going to reopen the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against them.

Home Ministry Decided to re-open 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot cases against congress Madhya Pradesh CM Kamalnath - India 24x7 News

Home Ministry Decided to re-open 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot cases against congress Madhya Pradesh CM Kamalnath – India 24×7 News

Sikh riots case against Kamal Nath reopened

The Union Home Ministry has approved a proposal to reopen the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa gave this information on Monday.

Sirsa said in a tweet, ‘A big win for the Akali Dal. The SIT reopened the cases of Kamal Nath’s alleged involvement in the 1984 massacre of Sikhs. Last year I requested the Ministry of Home Affairs after which the Ministry has issued a notification to reopen Case No. 601/84 considering the fresh evidence against Kamal Nath.

Akali MLA and head of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Sirsa said that the SIT is investigating the allegations against Kamal Nath. He made special mention of the violence in 1984 at Rakabganj Gurudwara in Delhi.

2 witnesses are ready with written statement against Kamal Nath: Akali leader

In another tweet, he wrote, ‘I thank the SIT for reopening the case. Eyewitnesses who saw Kamal Nath murdering Sikhs, I request those people to come forward and become witnesses. No need to be scared.’

Sirsa also claimed in media that two witnesses would testify against Kamal Nath. He said, ‘Two witnesses are ready to give their written statement. We have talked to them today. We have informed the SIT that is investigating. She will decide one day and take testimony. ‘ Sirsa said that he has also raised the demand for giving protection to both the witnesses as both are going to testify against the CM of a state.

‘Kamal Nath to be arrested soon, like  Sajjan Kumar

The Akali leader said, “Soon he (Kamal Nath) will be arrested and will face the fate like Sajjan Kumar.” Let me tell you that Sajjan Kumar, who has been a three-time MP from the Congress, is serving a life sentence because of his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Sirsa also attacked the Congress for keeping him the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh despite Kamal Nath’s alleged involvement in the 1984 riots. He said, “We demand from the Congress President that he resigns Kamal Nath with immediate effect and remove him from the post, only then the Sikhs will get justice.” Sirsa further said, ‘I think Kamal Nath will be the only CM who will be arrested in the 1984 riots while in office.’

Agencies screwed over several big leaders of Congress

Let us know that the scrutiny of investigating agencies is being tightened on many big leaders of Congress these days. In the case of corruption and money laundering, former finance minister P. Chidambaram and Karnataka veteran D.K. Shivkumar is in jail. The ED has interrogated former Haryana CM Bhupendra Singh Hooda several times in alleged land scam cases. The CBI has requested the court to prosecute Shashi Tharoor for murder or abetment of suicide in the case of Sunanda Pushkar’s death. Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri is also in jail.

Sirsa said that I have spoken to both the witnesses and they are ready to record their statements before the SIT. The case relates to a mob of rioters entering the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib here. Kamal Nath has previously denied the allegations.

According to the Home Ministry notification, the SIT has taken up the cases in which the accused were acquitted for review or preliminary investigation. Seven cases related to anti-Sikh riots were registered in 1984 at Vasant Vihar, Sun Light Colony, Kalyanpuri, Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, Patel Nagar and Shahdara police stations.

The SIT has issued a public notice to individuals and organizations to provide information related to these seven cases.

Delhi BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa appealed to the Center that Kamal Nath’s role in the 1984 Sikh riot case should be investigated. He said that I had written a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs to investigate Kamal Nath’s role and the Center has agreed to investigate his role. The case file will be reopened.

In the 1984 Sikh riots, the name of MP, Kamal Nath said this after being named….

Let me tell you that Kamal Nath has always denied having his hand in these riots. Let me tell you that this matter caught up even when he was nominated as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh by the Congress. Protests were also held in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab on the day he took oath as Chief Minister. Kamal Nath was accused of inciting the mob in 1984 along with party leaders Delhi, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar. After this, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot and killed by her own bodyguards.

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Eyewitnesses alleged that Kamal Nath led a crowd outside the Rakabganj gurdwara in central Delhi and two Sikhs were killed in his presence. However, the Nanavati Commission probing the case gave Kamal Nath the benefit of the doubt. The commission of inquiry had heard the testimony of two people, including the then Indian Express reporter Sanjay Suri, who had confirmed Kamal Nath to be present. Kamal Nath admitted that he was present there and was trying to calm the crowd. Sajjan Kumar has also been convicted in one of its cases.

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Last year, the Delhi High Court upheld the conviction of 88 people in connection with the riots. Senior advocate HS Phoolka had said that the court has criticized the fact that despite recovery of 95 bodies, no accused were charged with murder.

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Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal member and Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has demanded that Congress President Sonia Gandhi immediately ask Kamal Nath to resign as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He also demanded protection for two witnesses who are ready to testify against Kamal Nath in court.

Met in june too

Last June also, Manjinder Singh Sirsa met the chairman of the SIT formed by the Union Home Ministry regarding the 1984 Sikh riots. Sirsa had demanded an inquiry into the role of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who was assured by the SIT that the investigative teams were reopening the case and their primary focus would be on investigating the role of CM Kamal Nath.

The matter was raised even while becoming CM

Significantly, there was a lot of discussion about Sikh riots even when Kamal Nath became CM by ending BJP’s long rule in Madhya Pradesh. There was a lot of reactions on social media. However, the Congress top leadership made Kamal Nath the CM, bypassing the discussions. At that time, there were reports of Jyotiraditya Scindia being made the CM of the state but the party had expressed confidence in the name of Kamal Nath.