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1984 riots: Court dismisses CBI plea
March 23, 2006 19:22 IST
Five months after the Central Bureau of Investigation re-opened a murder case in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a Metropolitan Magistrate court has dismissed the agency's application for original records of the case after attempts to locate the missing documents proved futile.
The case pertains to the murder of Iqbal Singh Chadda, who left his home on November one, 1984 and never returned. On the next day, it was learnt that he was killed by a mob and his body was lying on the road, which was subsequently burnt.
The Delhi police had registered a case which was closed later saying none of those in the mob could be traced.
The CBI re-registered the case on November 17 last year and since then has been moving from one authority to another for the original records pertaining to the case. The CBI filed an application recently in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Garg seeking transfer of the original records of the case, which was formerly registered in Mongolpuri Police Station on November 15, 1984.
Though the Delhi Police has informed the court that the papers pertaining to the case had been sent to the CBI Director on October 24 and 26 last year, the agency filed an application only last month seeking court's permission for records.
However, the court has now dismissed the application on the ground that as per the Mongolpuri police report "the file in question has already been sent to Director, CBI, on October 25".