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1984 riots: GK seeks Modi’s help for expediting probe into cases

punjab Updated: Feb 25, 2016 09:28 IST
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Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK on Wednesday said the Sikh community was looking up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

At a press conference here, the DSGMC chief, who is the face of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Delhi, also demanded Modi’s intervention to put the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into riot cases on the fast track.

Responding to queries, GK said the Akali-BJP alliance would sustain if the Centre met the expectations of victims of the carnage and also expedited the ongoing CBI probe into these cases.

He said the Arvind Kejriwal government had failed to meet the expectations of Delhi Sikhs, especially on the issue of giving logistic support to the special investigation team (SIT) announced by the NDA government to probe all unsolved cases related to the 1984 riots.

Taking a dig at Kejriwal, GK said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had no Sikh minister despite the presence of four Sikh MLAs in the party.

He also demanded a CBI probe into the episode of a lost file pertaining to riot cases.

The DSGMC chief stated that there was an 11-month delay on the part of the Kejriwal government in disbursing ` 5 lakh each as compensation to riot-hit families and that funds for the purpose had come from the Centre. “Kejriwal took undue credit on the compensation issue as the money was released by the Modi government,” he said.

He also accused the AAP government of not being able to control drug menace and liquor consumption in Delhi, while highlighting “402 deaths at night shelters due to drug overdose.” Such deaths had doubled from the previous year, he added.