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Court dismisses plea against police in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2014 23:14 IST

A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of special public prosecutor BS Joon, who appeared for the victims of the 1984 Sikh riots, requesting that charges of criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence be framed against certain police officers.

The officers against whom he sought action were former SHO of the Nangloi police station Inspector Rampal Singh, SI Dalel Singh, former ACP Amarender Kumar Singh and former SHO RS Dahiya.

The application came up for hearing in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau, who noted that even before the alleged destruction of entire records of the police station, the Ranganath Mishra Commission had already summoned and perused the relevant entries and would have gone through these particulars as well.

“Hence for the destruction of the record to take place the PP was required to first establish that the said record was actually in existence,” said the court.

The court also observed that the prosecution had “failed to specify even a single entry that was relevant evidence” and whose destruction could cause prejudice.

Finally, while dismissing the application, the court observed that, “I hereby conclude that the SPP has failed to bring before this court any material, even prima facie, which would show the complicity of the then ACP Amarender Kumar Singh and the then Inspector R S Dahiya in the criminal conspiracy alleged to have been hatched by the accused Dalel Singh and Ram Pal Singh for destruction of record of the present case.”

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