SIT arrests four men from UP’s Kanpur in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and their kin holding a candle march.

Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and their kin holding a candle march.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), testing the mass killings during the counter Sikh uproars in 1984, captured four men blamed for setting a structure to fire in which three people were singed to death, a senior authority said on Thursday.

The captures were made on Wednesday by the SIT, headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Balendu Bhushan Singh, from the Ghatampur area of Kanpur.

The SIT, comprised by the Uttar Pradesh government on May 27, 2019, on the sets of the Supreme Court, has been examining the counter Sikh mobs’ cases throughout the previous three years and endeavors are on to capture more suspects, DIG Singh told PTI.

It had recognized 96 people as prime suspects, of which 22 have passed on. Complete data around 11 suspects was accumulated and it assisted the SIT with seizing four of them, he said.

The four captured blamed were distinguished as Saifullah, Yogendra Singh, Vijay Narayan Singh and Abdul Rahman, all sexagenarian occupants of the Ghatampur region.

They have been charged under Indian Penal Code segments 396 (dacoity with murder) and 336 (act jeopardizing life or security of others), he said, adding they have been shipped off prison.

Expounding further, the DIG said the four captured blamed had went with handfuls for others in two or three transports to arrive at Nirala Nagar for setting the place of one Gurudyal Singh ablaze in 1984.

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There were 12 families living at Gurudyal’s home as occupants and during the assault, three people were scorched alive. An agitator, recognized as Rajesh Gupta, was likewise shot dead during cross-shooting, he added.

“We have been researching 11 cases in the wake of recognizing 96 prime suspects investigating realities from witnesses got comfortable Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. SIT likewise saw that as 22 (people) have as of now passed on,” Bhushan Singh said.

The SIT was framed to re-examine the instances of the 1984 enemy of Sikh uproars that had prompted 127 setbacks in Kanpur, quite possibly of the most terrible hit city.

Critical proof, including blood tests, had been required about a year prior from a secured house in the city’s Govind Nagar region, which was gone after by a horde during the uproars that followed the death of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh guardians.

The SIT had gone into the house with a scientific group, the DIG said.

The observers had portrayed the terrible episode and uncovered the personalities of those supposedly associated with the killing, he said. PTI

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