BJP seeks fast probe into 1984 anti-Sikh ri­ots

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The Bharatiya Janata Party has ap­proached the Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (SIT) headed by re­tired High Court Jus­tice S N Dhin­gra to speed up its probe into 186 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh ri­ots since af­ter the Supreme Court al­lowed the 2-mem­ber SIT to con­tinue its in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Its na­tional sec­re­tary R P Singh met Jus­tice Din­gra along with a delegation to urge him to ex­am­ine the com­plaint he had filed in Fe­bru­ary against for­mer Congress min­is­ter Jagdish Tytler. They also brought to his no­tice a sting op­er­a­tion against Tytler to nail him in­sti­gat­ing vi­o­lence against the Sikhs sub­se­quent to then Prime Min­is­ter Indira Gandhi's as­sas­si­na­tion.

In a let­ter to the SIT chief, Singh and five oth­ers from BJP and its youth wing re­ferred to Tytler ad­mit­ting in a sting op­er­a­tion that he killed 100 Sikhs in Delhi. "The CD/pen drive of his ad­mit­ting the crime was given to the po­lice, a copy of the same and a copy of the tran­script is also en­closed for your pe­rusal. Hop­ing for jus­tice from you."

Singh said in his com­plaint to Delhi Po­lice, he had called for an im­me­di­ate ar­rest of Tytler and hat he be "put on trial for mur­ders and ri­ot­ing" on the ba­sis of his ad­mis­sion on tape. Tytler, how­ever, al­leged that the tape was fake. He also lodged a com­plainsst against Delhi Gur­d­wara man­ag­ing com­mit­tee chief Man­jit Singh GK, ac­cus­ing him of cir­cu­lat­ing a "doc­tored" video clip show­ing him.

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