21 Anti-Sikh riot cases untraceable: RTI reply

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    Akhand Bharat
    New Delhi, December 12
    As many as 21 cases registered by the Delhi police in connection with anti-Sikh riots of 1984 are untraceable, according to an RTI reply.

    Of the 56 cases registered by five police stations of the south-west district against 225 persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, three had resulted in conviction, two were pending trials and in 30 cases, accused were acquitted, it said.
    For the rest 21 cases, the RTI reply said they were "untraced".
    The cases, filed in Najafgarh, Dabri, Naraina, Inderpuri and Delhi Cantonment police stations of the national capital, were for allegedly inciting mob and killing people.
    Some senior political leaders were made accused by the Justice G T Nanavati commission, established by the government to investigate cases related to the riots.
    The riots were triggered in Delhi and some other parts of the country following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.
    Exercising his Right to Information, advocate Vivek Garg had asked for details of the anti-Sikh riot cases registered by the Delhi police.
    "Some of the cases registered during the tragic incident are untraceable. In fact, the Delhi police did not give the information about the victims," Garg claimed. -- PTI

    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Delhi and neighbourhood

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