New Delhi : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath is in trouble as the Ministry of Home Affairs is again going to open the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases and will be investigated by a Special Investigation team (SIT). In the riot cases registered either the accused were acquitted or trials closed, according to an official notification.
After the notification became public, Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said senior Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath had allegedly given shelter to five people who were accused in one of the seven cases.
“Nath was never named in the FIR registered in New Delhi’s Parliament Street police station. Five persons named as accused in the case (FIR No. 601/84) were accommodated in Nath’s residence. All these accused were discharged due to lack of evidence. “Since the SIT will re-investigate this case also, two witnesses will appear before the SIT where they will tell about Kamal Nath’s role in the riots,” Sirsa told PTI.
The case is related to a mob of rioters storming the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here. Nath had previously denied the charges. According to the Home Ministry notification, the SIT has taken up the discharged cases for scrutiny or preliminary enquiry. The SIT has issued public notices asking individuals and organizations to provide information related to the seven cases.