Jamshedpur : A delegation of All India Sikh Students Federation met CM Raghubar Das and demanded to constitute Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Jharkhand.
State president of the federation Satnam Singh Gambhir said that ever since Das over as the CM of Jharkhand, the victims of 1984 Sikh genocide are pinning hopes on your Government to receive justice, which has been denied from past several decades. He said that the delegation has handed a memorandum in this regard.
He said that the assassination of Indira Gandhi led to the 1984 Sikh Massacre in India. Sikhs in Bokaro, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Ramgarh and Adityapur ( Seraikela Kharsawan District) were murdered to death while their properties were destroyed.
He said that as per the FIR filed by the police in Bokaro alone 90 Sikhs were killed. There were several families whose members became handicapped for life and lost means of livelihood. Surprisingly the number of victims mentioned in FIR reports is different what the Government Report claims. As per the police in Bokaro alone 90 Sikhs were killed while as per the Government claims 79 persons died during the riots.
“ We wish to draw the Government’s attention towards another startling fact. As per the Government records, a total of 460 cases of murders and violence were filed in Jharkhand during the riots. Out of these cases only 129 cases have been filed in the Court.
While 130 cases were branded ‘ unsolved’ and the files of these cases were shelved. To utter surprise, even after 30 years of the genocide about 13 cases are still pending in different courts of Jharkhand in which the initial investigation has not been called into”, said Gambhir.