Uttar Pardesh : Sikh community demanding the special investigating team to probe the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots in Kanpur. All India Riot Victims Relief Committee (AIRVRC) accused the UP CM Yogi Adityanath for misleading the Sikhs over the 84 Kanpur Sikh riots.
In the press conference S. Kuldip Singh Bhogal committee head said life sentence given to former union minister Sajjan Kumar had motivated them to fast the struggle for the Kanpur culprits to book. “Three years ago, we learnt through an RTI query that 127 members of the community were killed in Kanpur. A committee delegation visited various police stations and found that most of the records against the rioters were missing. None had been chargesheeted, leave alone punished,” Bhogal said while the CM at a Sikh meet in Lucknow on October 28 had claimed to have set up a SIT to probe the matter, his government had repeatedly failed to submit a report with the Supreme Court as sought by the latter.
Subsequently, the committee filed a PIL in the Supreme Court, seeking a CBI probe and a SIT. The apex court asked the Union Home Ministry to file an affidavit in this regard. “It has been more than a year, but no affidavit has been filed. Nor has a SIT report been sent to the court,” Bhogal said. The case is listed for hearing on January 2.
The committee presented cheques for Rs 11,000 each to 1984 riot widows Parkash Kaur and Kuldeep Kaur on behalf of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DSGMC).