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No action for destroying 1984 riots case files: Court

Posted on Mar 25 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 25 : A court here has dismissed an application seeking prosecution of four Delhi Police officials for allegedly destroying documents of a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau, in an order delivered Saturday, dismissed the plea filed by Special Public Prosecutor B.S. Joon for prosecution of the Delhi Police officials for allegedly destroying the documents in 1992.

Stating that the documents were not relevant and their preservation was not required, the court denied framing of charges of destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy against Inspector Rampal Singh, who was then station house officer (SHO) of Nangloi police station, sub-inspector Dalel Singh, then assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Amarender Kumar Singh, and Inspector R.S. Dahiya.

The court was hearing a riots case registered in 1991 with regard to the killing of four people. The records and files were alleged to have been destroyed in 1992.

The court said in the order made available Tuesday that the prosecutor failed to bring any material even prima facie that would show the complicity of the police officials in the conspiracy to destroy the evidence.

The court said it was a total failure to even highlight and establish if there existed any material which was relevant evidence and was required to be preserved and therefore in the absence of the same, the question of destruction of files does not arise.

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