On anti-Sikh riot allegations, Kamal Nath says 'no case, FIR' against me

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Dec 17, 2018, 06:57 PM(IST)

File photo: Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Two people were burnt alive outside Delhi's Rakabganj guruwara in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Nath has admitted he was there but said he was trying to calm down the mob, not incite it

New Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said Monday that there was "no case, FIR, or charge sheet against me". Nath was responding to the allegation that he was involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. 

"I took oath in 1991 and several times after that, no one said anything," Nath said Monday soon after being sworn in as the chief minister

"There is no case, FIR, or charge sheet against me. Today they are raking up this matter. You can understand politics behind this," he added. 

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The Nanavati Commission which probed the 1984 riots gave Nath the benefit of the doubt. 

Eyewitness however allege that Nath led the mob outside Delhi's Rakabganj gurudwara that burnt two people alive. The Rakabganj gurudwara is near Parliament House. 

The Nanavati Commission heard the testimonies of eyewitnesses, including then Indian Express reporter Sanjay Suri, which established Nath's presence at the spot. Nath has admitted he was there but said he was trying to calm down the mob not incite it. 
 

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