’84 genocide: Cops told to clarify on destruction of records

New Delhi: A city court today directed senior officers of the Delhi Police to place before it the statutory rules governing destruction of official records of an investigating agency while hearing a 1984 Sikh genocide case.

The court’s directions came while hearing an application seeking prosecution of four Delhi Police officers, including the then ACP, for destroying the records and files of Nangloi case in 1992.

The court was hearing the riot case which was registered in 1991 with regard to the killing of four persons.

“I direct that in case there were any official orders/ standing orders issued by the police during the period 1991-1992 so governing the destruction of records, the same be also placed before this court on the next date of hearing,” Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said.

The court listed the matter for February 7 for hearing arguments and disposing of a plea moved by Special Public Prosecutor BS Joon seeking prosecution of the then SHO (Nangloi police station) Inspector Rampal Singh, SI Dalel Singh, the then ACP Amarender Kumar Singh and the then SHO RS Dahiya.

He alleged in the plea that these four officials were responsible for destroying the relevant records relating to 1984 Sikh genocide of Nangloi Police Station which they did deliberately to save the accused in the present case despite lodging of the present FIR on August 28, 1991.

Source: The Tribune

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