SAD activists stage dharna in Delhi

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Old 08-Mar-2011
SAD activists stage dharna in Delhi

New Delhi March 8:

Activists of the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today held a protest march from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to Jantar Mantar and staged a dharna in front of Parliament, demanding the government to file a chargesheet against Sajjan Kumar, who is a suspect in the “killings” of Sikhs in Delhi during the 1984 riots.

However, they were detained when they tried to go ahead from the Parliament Street and later released. They submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister demanding action against people involved in anti-Sikh riot.

SAD president (Delhi unit) Manjit Singh said, “The government is shielding the culprits of 1984 Sikh massacre, where over 4,000 persons were killed in Delhi.” During the reign of late Prime Minister VP Singh the police investigated the case and prepared a chargesheet in which Sajjan Kumar was mentioned as a suspect. The chargesheet was signed by the investigating officer as well as the ACP on April 8, 1992, but it was not filed in the court, Manjit said. The case is being delayed for the reasons better known to the agencies concerned.

Manjit Singh stated, “On the one hand the government is making hue and cry in the Gujarat case and claims to be secular and on the other hand no chargesheet is being filed against the guilty, who are responsible for 1984 Sikh carnage and are rewarding them. So we are raising this issue in the public.” “We had given the government time till yesterday to either file the chargesheet against Sajjan Kumar in the court or send the case to the CBI with directions to complete the investigation within a period of three months,” he said.

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