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Nanavati for reopening case against Sajjan

New Delhi, January 27
A commission of Inquiry, which probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the Capital, is understood to have recommended reinvestigation of cases against some Congress leaders, including Mr Sajjan Kumar, while not blaming the entire party or the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for the incidents.

In a report to be submitted to the government on January 31, the Justice Nanavati Commission is believed to have said that though the violence that followed the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was “organised and systematic” in several areas, the entire Congress apparatus cannot be held responsible for the acts of individual politicians, hooligans, depraved people and local gangs.

More than 3,000 Sikhs were killed in the violence that gripped Delhi from the night of October 31, 1984, for three to four days.

How could a Prime Minister be held responsible for each and every action in a police station or a particular district in Delhi, NDTV said quoting from the report of the commission.

However, the role of the then Home Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao came under the commission’s scrutiny. It felt he did not act quickly and decisively to control the situation, the TV channel said.— PTI

Report on ’84 riots on Jan 31

New Delhi, January 27 
The much-awaited report of Justice Nanavati Commission, which inquired into the 20-year-old anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, will be submitted to the Union Home Ministry on January 31. 

The one-man commission, which wound up its hearing on August 27, is giving the finishing touches to the report, which would be handed over to the Home Ministry by the end of this month, commission Secretary J.P. Narain said. — UNI

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