5 extra arrested in Kanpur for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

5 extra arrested in Kanpur for 1984 anti-Sikh riots


Kanpur, June 23

An SIT probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots instances has arrested 5 extra individuals who had been a part of a mob that had set a home ablaze throughout the violence, which had left 127 useless right here.

Until now, the Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) has arrested 11 individuals in reference to the violence that came about following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

The recent arrests had been made on Wednesday. The SIT was shaped by the Uttar Pradesh authorities three years in the past to re-investigate the instances associated to the riots. 

The 5 arrested have been recognized as Ravi Shankar Mishra (76), Bhola Kashyap (70), Jaswant Jatav (68), Ramesh Chandra Dixit (62) and Ganga Baksh Singh (60), all residents of Kidwai Nagar. 

They had been produced earlier than the court docket of the chief metropolitan Justice of the Peace, which remanded them into 14-day judicial custody, stated Deputy Inspector Basic of Police (DIG) Balendu Bhushan Singh, who’s heading the SIT. 

They’ve been booked beneath the Indian Penal Code Sections 326 (voluntarily inflicting grievous harm by harmful weapons or means), 396 (dacoity with homicide) and 436 (mischief by hearth or explosive substance with intent to destroy home), he stated. 

The DIG praised the 17-member police crew who performed the important thing function in nabbing the accused and introduced a money reward of Rs 25,000 for it.

Efforts are being made to arrest all absconding individuals on the earliest, the DIG stated. 

The crackdown towards the accused had began on June 15 after the SIT held 4 prime accused from Ghatampur. Simply a few days again, the SIT had nabbed two individuals.

The SIT was constituted by the state authorities on Could 27, 2019, on the orders of the Supreme Courtroom and it has been probing the anti-Sikh riots for the previous three years and efforts are on to nab extra suspects, DIG Singh advised PTI. 

The SIT earlier had recognized 96 individuals as prime suspects, of which 22 have died.

Full details about 21 suspects was gathered and it helped the SIT to nab 11 of them to this point, he stated. 

The DIG stated the arrested individuals had accompanied a mob in a few buses to Nirala Nagar for setting the home of 1 Gurudyal Singh on hearth in 1984. 

There have been 12 households residing at Gurudyal’s home as tenants and throughout the assault, three individuals had been burnt alive.

A rioter, recognized as Rajesh Gupta, was additionally shot useless throughout cross-firing, he added. 

“We’ve been investigating 11 instances after figuring out 96 prime suspects exploring information from witnesses settled in Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. The SIT additionally discovered that 22 individuals have already died,” the DIG added.

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