Capt hails SC order on SIT
Chandigarh, January 11
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has welcomed the Supreme Court decision to order a fresh probe, by a new SIT, into 186 cases of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, with a hope that justice would finally be meted out to the innocent victims.The Chief Minister said more than 30 years had passed since the gory violence, which claimed many lives and left many others homeless, justice continued to elude the victims. Several names had cropped up in connection with the riots and it was now up to the SIT to verify the allegations and bring the investigation to its logical conclusion, he added.It was high time that justice be provided in these cases, said Capt Amarinder, who himself had quit as MP in protest against the violence.
Sukhbir dares him to quit CongressChandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday dared Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to quit the Congress and part ways with the Gandhis to prove his sincerity on the 1984 massacre. “It is the Congress and the Gandhis who have made him the leader of the Congress in Punjab. Will he continue to stick to a gift from the killers of the Sikhs?” Sukhbir said, asking Capt Amarinder to resign as CM.