Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DDMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday said the Sikh community finally got a major reprieve as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to reinvestigate cases of 1984 Sikh genocide cases has reopened the case against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
He said the SIT has reopened case no. 601/84 registered at Parliament Street Police Station regarding the genocide of the Sikh community at Gurudwara Rakabganj Sahib.
Sirsa said that the SIT has published advertisements regarding this and other cases and has invited Individuals, Group of Persons, Associations, Institutions, and Organisations to provide information regarding these cases.
He said that in case no. 601/84 there are two witnesses Mukhtiar Singh and former journalist Sanjay Suri who had filed affidavits before the Nanavati Commission regarding the lead role played by Kamalnath and Vasant Sathe during the 1984 Sikh genocide.
In their affidavits, they had briefed how Kamal Nath directed the mob (a group of Congress leaders) to assassinate Sikhs in the National Capital. He said that this case was closed due to technical glitch and the name of Kamal Nath was deliberately kept out of it.
Sirsa claimed the Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union cabinet minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal played a key role in getting fresh notification issued by the Home Ministry authorising the SIT to probe even those cases in which the trial has been completed or the cases which have been decided by the courts.
After issuing of this notification, he himself (Sirsa) met the SIT Chief and demanded reopening of case No. 601/84 in light of fresh notification and now the SIT has reopened this case no 601/84.
He said that earlier Sajjan Kumar was sent to jail and now the turn has come of Kamal Nath and the same will be the fate of Jagdish Tytler.
Sirsa demanded that in light of the action of the SIT to reopen the case, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should immediately ask Kamal Nath to submit resignation from the post of CM because of the virtue of his post he can influence the fresh probe and threaten witnesses.
He also demanded that these two witnesses should immediately be provided security as they are ready to depose before the SIT to record their statements.
Sirsa urged the members of the society that if anybody has any evidence or witness and wants to depose before the SIT in this case or any of the cases of 1984 Sikh Genocide, they should come forward without any fear as the DSGMC will provide all the legal aid as well as security to such person or persons.