New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): The opposition on Friday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the alleged missing files of the 1984 Sikh riots, saying the former was ‘hand in glove with the Congress’.
“Kejriwal is hand in glove with the Congress on the Sikh riots issue. They are interested more in politics than in delivering justice to Sikhs,” Manjeet Singh GK, a leader of the Akali Dal told ANI.
“This shows the commitment of Kejriwal to the 1984 riots, he only wants to make it a political issue,” he added.
Singh further said that the Aam Aadmi Party is no less than Congress, as because they never allowed a probe to occur in the riots.
The Bharatiya Janata Party also sought an explanation from the Delhi Chief Minister if report is correct.
“Questions are going to be asked, as to why are these papers allegedly missing. Why has this happened during this tenure,” BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI.
“I think in this case there should be specific answer and responsibility should be fixed,” he added.
According to reports a file on constitution of the SIT to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh carnage is reportedly missing from Delhi Home Department since March 16, 2015.
The file was reportedly marked to then city home minister Jitender Singh Tomar, now on bail in a case over his fake degrees.
The “missing file” issue surfaced at a critical juncture for the Aam Aadmi Party, as it plans to contest the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections.
The AAP government has time and again raised the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue.
It had recently given an additional Rs.5 lakhs in compensation to families of the riot victims.
However, senior lawyer H S Phoolka, today said the missing files of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) related to the 1984-anti Sikh riots ordered by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his 49-day-old government had no bearing with the current SIT formed by the Centre. (ANI)