The sting operation that exposes the collusion between top Delhi cops and ruling Congress government during the 1984 pogrom has given political rivals brand new ammunition to aim at the grand old party.

During the course of this undercover investigation, several officers of the Delhi Police have confessed the connivance between their seniors and ruling Congress party at that time, which wanted to teach Sikhs a lesson.

Shoorveer Singh Tyagi, then Station House Officer (SHO) Kalyanpuri; Rohtas Singh, SHO Delhi Cantonment; S. N. Bhaskar, SHO Krishna Nagar; O. P. Yadav, SHO Srinivaspuri, and Jaipal Singh, SHO Mehrauli, were some of the officers that were talked with during the sting operation.

The then SHO of Patel Nagar, Amrik Singh Bhullar, who was also met by the Cobrapost journalist, even went on to name some local Congress leaders in his affidavit and accused them of escalating the already tensed atmosphere in the capital.

The sting operation also revealed how several police officers did not take any action because of the trepidation of getting transferred. They were also ordered not to take action against rioting mobs that chanted slogans ‘Indira Gandhi Zindabad’.

Another shocking revelation that has come into view from this sting is that the dead bodies of slayed Sikhs were dumped quite far from the actual scenes of rioting to reduce the official number of killings.

Several senior cops did not allow their juniors to fire at the rioters and fire brigades were not allowed to be sent at places where houses were torched by barmy mobs, the investigation revealed.

In the undercover operation, Shoorveer Singh Tyagi condemned S.C. Tandon, then chief of police, for working under the supervision of the Congress party during the carnage.

Three police officers of SHO rank even blamed the ex-police chief for negligence. Shoorveer Singh Tyagi condemned Tandon for acting under the authority of ruling government.

Meanwhile, Tandon warded off all the questions over this matter and Gautam Kaul, Additional Commissioner of Police in 1984, out rightly discarded the suggestion that he had any prior information about the rioting that was about to follow.


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