1984 anti-sikh riots case : Nanavati report indicted let off the hook

New Delhi, August 8:

The Indian government’s action taken report (ATR), virtually letting all Congress leaders named in the Nanavati report off the hook, tabled simultaneously today with the main report

in parliament, sparked a political storm inside and outside parliament, with the opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) crying foul. Union minister Jagdish Tytler and Congress MP Sajjan Kumar are among those named in the GT Nanavati commission report on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots for instigating mobs to avenge then PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination. The report said it had credible evidence against Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, which led to demands for Tytler’s sacking as overseas Indian affairs minister and action against Sajjan Kumar. While the report accused the Congress leaders of “helping the mob” in the “organised attacks on Sikhs” and said there was a high probability Tytler had a hand in the violence, the ATR said action could not be taken on mere probability. “The ATR report is just a cover-up job — four persons have been named in the Nanavati report and the government has made it clear it will not take action on any of them,” BJP MP SS Ahluwalia said.