- Two more arrests in the case of anti-Sikh riots
- SIT investigates the Sikh riots in 1984
- So far, 13 people have been arrested by SIT in this case.
1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Two more people have been arrested in connection with the violence in Kanpur during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 has arrested two more accused. SIT has so far arrested 13 people in connection with the anti-Sikh riots in Kanpur.
These paragraphs against both the defendants
SIT Deputy Inspector General Balendra Bhushan Singh said Sidh Gopal Gupta alias Babbu (66) and Jitendra Kumar Tiwari alias Raja Babu (58) were arrested on Wednesday in another case related to the riots recorded at Naubasta police station. Both were produced in court, from where they were sent to custody for 14 days. Singh said a case has been filed against the two accused under sections 396 of the Indian Penal Code (robbery and murder) and 436 (use of explosives to destroy any house).
22 died out of 96 main suspects
Explain that efforts are being made to arrest 11 evasive defendants in the 1984 riots in Kanpur. The state government had set up SIT following instructions from the Supreme Court three years ago to re-examine the anti-Sikh riots in Kanpur. SIT had identified a total of 96 main suspects in Kanpur anti-Sikh riots, 22 of whom have died.
Anti-Sikh riots broke out in 1984
It is worth noting that in the anti-Sikh riots that spread after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, it is said that about five thousand innocent Sikhs were killed. During 1984, the Sikh riots broke out in Kanpur, UP. Where 127 people were brutally murdered. Families of 127 people who lost their lives in the anti-Sikh riots are still pleading for justice.
Dozens of Sikh families lived in a building in Nirala Nagar located in the Kidwai Nagar police station area of Kanpur. On November 1, 1984, a mob of rioters stormed the three-story building. The riots had brutally killed four Sikhs. Where the rioters threw Rakshapal Singh, Bhupendra Singh down from the building. At the same time, Gurudayal Singh Bhatia and his son Satvir Singh Bhatia were shot. The rioters then set the building on fire after looting it.