1984 riots witness deposes before SIT
New Delhi, September 23
Mukhtiar Singh, one of the prime witnesses in a case of 1984 anti-Sikh riots against Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, appeared before the SIT today. He expressed his desire to record a statement against Kamal Nath in a case related to the murder of two persons at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib on November 1, 1984.
Accompanied by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Mukhtiar Singh met the SIT chief and other members. He said he was present when the two persons were murdered at Rakabganj Sahib, which he alleged was at the instigation of Kamal Nath, a statement of the DSGMC said.
Sirsa said the issue of recording statement of another prime witness, Sanjay Suri, then a journalist, was also discussed. “The SIT has assured us that it will try to record statement through videoconferencing,” he added.
Apart from this, the SIT has demanded some documents related to the decision of the court in the case and the DSGMC will provide the same within a week’s time.
Sirsa also demanded security for Mukhtiar Singh citing threats to his and life of his family members.