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Phoolka Ready To Face Probe, Disclose Assets


1947-2014 (Archived)
In the wake of allegations hurled against him by the DSGMC head, senior lawyer HS Phoolka, who has been appearing on behalf of the victims in 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, on Sunday said he was ready to face any kind of probe by the Income Tax Department. The advocate, who has accused DSGMC president

PS Sarna of levelling reckless allegations against him, said he would welcome any kind of inquiry against him provided Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee members were also covered under such a probe.
Phoolka had recently announced his withdrawal from all the anti-Sikh riot cases following allegations levelled by Sarna.

However, he took back his decision after the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, intervened and asked him to continue appearing on behalf of the victims.

"I will welcome any kind of inquiry by the IT office. But at the same time, the IT probe should be conducted against all DSGMC members," Phoolka told PTI.

The advocate said whatever assets he had amassed were acquired through fair means.

Phoolka said he was ready to disclose all his assets though he was not holding any official position or post.

"But before that, every member of the DSGMC, who is holding a statutory post, should also declare their assets," he said.

On the allegations against him, Phoolka said "these charges are being made now under a deep rooted conspiracy as some '84 anti-Sikh riot cases are nearing completion."