Saxena also “slammed” the prosecution department of the Delhi government for the alleged “callous delay” in the matter
New Delhi, November 25, 2023: As per media reports, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has given approval for filing a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against a July 10 Delhi High Court order which acquitted six accused in a 1984 Sikh Genocide case, officials said on Saturday.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the L-G directed the Home Department to identify and fix accountability of officials responsible for causing the delay and sought a report within seven days, they said.
Saxena also “slammed” the prosecution department of the Delhi government for the alleged “callous delay” in the matter, the officials of the L-G’s office said.
The case pertains to looting and rioting during the anti-Sikh riots in Saraswati Vihar police station (now Subhash Place) area in northwest Delhi, involving the six accused — Hari Lal, Mangal, Dharampal, Azad, Om Prakash and Abdul Habib.
The Sikh Genocide took place a day after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in November 1984.