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Sikh body for moving '84 case from CBI to some other authority

india Updated: Feb 02, 2010 17:24 IST

The All India Sikh Conference (AISC) on Tuesday alleged that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was "well organised and pre-planned" and demanded that the case be transfered from CBI to any other competent authority.

"Why only send summons to Sajjan (Kumar), what about the others? If the Indian government is honest it should immediately take this case away from the Delhi government and the CBI and transfer it to some other competent authority," AISC president Gurcharan Singh Babbar told reporters.

He was speaking at the release of his book on the anti-Sikh riots. Babbar was referring to issuance of summons to former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and others by a Delhi Court which took cognisance of the chargesheets filed against them in two cases relating to the 1984 riots.

Babbar said he has filed a plea under RTI Act on Monday forwarding specific questions to Delhi Police Commissioner, Chief Secretary and the Home Minister about the 1984 riots.

"We have posed 18 questions to the government, including the number of dead bodies recovered from October 31 to November 4, 1984, the number of bodies cremated after the Punchnama and with what religious procedures, the number of bodies subjected to post-mortem, how many of them were handed over to their relatives and so on," he said.