New MHA order paves way for probing Kamal Nath’s role in 19884 case: Sirsa || SNE
By TIME OF INDIA .
Jun 17, 2019
JALANDHAR: DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Saturday said Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath’s role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots could be reinvestigated because of a recent order passed by the Union home ministry.
He said the ministry’s order paved the way for reinvestigation of serious cases in the 1984 riots which had been closed because of charges being dropped against the accused. Sirsa said he would urge the SIT probing such cases to also investigate into Nath’s role in the case of arson at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib, in which two Sikhs were burnt alive on November 1, 1984.
Sirsa also made a public a copy of the MHA orcler issued on April 9. The MHA order reads:”…the Competent Authority has decided that the SIT may also investigate/further investigate/reinvestigate the appropriately serious cases, which have been closed on account of the discharge of the accused, if any, on fresh evidence/facts coming to light”. The order further reads: “And now therefore the SIT shall complete such investigation/further investigations/re-investigation within the period of its extended tenure that is up to 31.7.2019 in accordance with law”,
Sirsa alleged that Kamal Nath instigated a mob at Guardwara Rakabganj Sahib on November 1, 1984, where tW० Sikhs were burnt alive, FIR no. 601/84 was registered at Parliament Street police station on November 1, 1984, in this case in which police presented chargesheet against five accused, but deliberately left out Kamal Nath. It is shocking that residential address of all these accused was found to be address of Kamal Nath, Sirsa said in a statement issued On Saturday.
“We took up the matter with the SIT, which said that its jurisdiction was limited to cases closed for lack of evidence only and it cannot investigate a case already tried in court. Then I took up the matter with the home ministry, which has now asked the SIT to investigate such cases and Kamalnath’s case falls under that category,” he said.