Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday expressed shock and anguish over the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Sajjan Kumar acquitted in 1984 riots case

Reacting to the trial court’s verdict, Badal said: "Cannot believe that Sajjan Kumar has been acquitted. It is like losing faith.”

Meanwhile, SAD Chief and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed hope that the Supreme Court would take cognizance of the plight of the families of 3000 Sikh victims and order reinvestigation as done in the case of Jagdish Tytler.

Stating that the verdict had dashed hopes of people who waited for nearly three decades for justice, Sukhbir said: “A glimmer of hope for justice 29 years after biggest massacre of the century have been dashed due to open complicity of Delhi Police, CBI and their mentor Congress Party,” he said. "It is ironical that the judgement came on a day when CBI itself admitted in the Apex Court that they get the crucial files vetted by the Congress Ministers.”

Targeting the Congress leadership, he said, “Shiromani Akali Dal would not allow Congress Party to put a lid on this biggest ever massacre and would continue to fight till all culprits including Sajjan and Tytler were given exemplary punishment.”

Calling upon all political parties to come forward "to expose the killers", he said, “Denial of justice to the victims of 1984 riots in the national capital would raise a question mark on the credibility of democratic and judicial system of the country.”

(JPN/Agencies)

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