1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom Sikhs For Justice Challenges Tytler Acquittal In Delhi Riot Case, Hearing On June 1


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Sikhs for Justice challenges Tytler acquittal in Delhi riot case, hearing on June 1

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NEW DELHI: Sikhs For Justice, who along with All India Sikh Students Federation, is spearheading a legal campaign against denial of justice to the victims of November 1984 Massacre of Sikhs filed a revision petition challenging the order of Additional Chief Metropolitans Magistrate Rakesh Pandit acquitting Jagdish Tytler on April 27, 2010

Advocate Navkiran Singh who heads the legal team on behalf of Sikhs for Justice along with Advocate Kamna Vohra filed the Revision petition on behalf of complainant Lakhwinder Kaur before Sessions Court Karkardooma on May 29th challenging the order of Additional Chief Metropoliton Magistrate Rakesh Pandit acquitting Jagdish Tytler on April 27, 2010.

Advocate Navkiran Singh and Kamna Vohra stated that the revision petition has been filed on the ground that there is clear evidence of Criminal Conspiracy against Jagdish Tytler which has been overlooked in this case. Advocate Navkiran Singh stated that they are hopeful that through revision petition the case against Jagdish Tytler would be reopened and charges of murder, conspiracy and destroying of religious place will be framed against Tytler.

Senior Advocate HS Phoolka who has been representing the victims of the November 1984 Sikh massacre for the last 26 years stated that the court while accepting the closure report did not take into account the conspiracy angle which Jagdish Tytler entered into to perpetrate the killings of the Sikhs.

Advocate HS Phoolka stated that in November 1984 Jagdish Tytler openly supported the perpetrators of the massacre. Advocate Phoolka pointed to the Joint Inquiry report “who are the Guilty” published in November 1984, wherein it is clearly mentioned that on November 6, 1984 Tytler barged in to the office of the then police Commissioner S.C. Tandon while he was holding a press conference to demand the release of his men who were detained by the police for perpetrating the massacre.

Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun Legal Advisor Sikhs For Justice stated that all legal remedies seeking justice will be exhausted in India and then the case of massacre of Sikhs will be filed in International Criminal Court of Justice. Attorney Pannun further stated that the CBI acted as the defense team for Ttyler and ignored material witnesses Resham Singh, Alam Singh and Chain Singh who saw Jagdish Tytler leading the violent mob at Gurudwara Pulbangash on November 1, 1984.

Witness Jasbir Singh who is based in California, USA stated that if the charges of murder against Tytler will be framed he will go to India to testify in the court against Jagdish Tytler.

The complainant Lakhwinder Kaur stated the wounds inflicted upon her 25 years back have been reopened by the order of the court acquitting Jagdish Tytler who she says caused the death of her husband Badal Singh.

All India Sikh Student Federation President Karnail Singh Peermohammed who has been pursuing the legal cases of November 1984 Sikh Massacre along with Sikhs for Justice for the last three years stated that acquittal of Jagdish Tytler is denial of Justice and proves that killers of minorities in India will never be punished.

The revision petition is to come up for hearing on June 1, 2010 before the Sessions Judge, Karkardooma.

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