NEW DELHI – As many as 21 cases registered by Delhi Police in connection with anti-Sikh riots of 1984 are untraceable. This has been revealed in an RTI reply. Of the 56 cases registered by five police stations of the South West District against 225 persons under various sections of Indian Penal Code, three resulted in conviction, two were pending trial and in 30 cases, accused were acquitted, it said.
The remaining 21 cases are “untraced”, the reply stated. The cases, filed in Najafgarh, Dabri, Naraina, Inderpuri and Delhi cantonment police stations were for allegedly inciting the 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 anti-Sikh riots.
The RTI query was filed by advocate Vivek Garg. “Some of the cases registered during the tragic incident are untraceable. In fact, Delhi Police did not give the information about victims,” Garg claimed.
According to the reply, a case registered on November 1, 1984, in Naraina police station, in which “three unknown person (were) burnt and killed” was declared untraced on March 10, 1985. PTI