BJP seeks fast probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riots
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.