February 23, 2011

REWARI: SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar rejected Haryana government's action of ordering an inquiry by the divisional commissioner into the reported mass killings of Sikhs in Hond Chillar village of Rewari district in 1984 which was exposed by a Sikh body a few days ago.

Talking to TOI, Makkar who visited the village along with ten surviving members of the families that were allegedly butchered by the mob in an organized attack, demanded a high level probe into the incident.

"Nothing short of a judicial inquiry is needed in this incident. The inquiry should be ordered immediately, and the accused should be identified and the responsibility of the officials who failed to follow up the case even after lodging of the complaint, should be fixed". Makkar also demanded restoration of the land and houses, which were reportedly acquired by some persons at throwaway prices after the incident, to the affected families. Dhanpat Singh, who was sarpanch of the village at that time stated the perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to book. "It's surprising that the families of the victims or any other organization did not follow the case for 27 years. The accused who committed the crime must be punished and I am ready to cooperate to nail the accused. It was under pressure from the then government that the police did not take any action on my complaint into the incident", Dhanpat, 83, said.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Makkar-rejects-Haryana-probe-seeks-inquiry/articleshow/7552771.cms#ixzz1ElA2hNAH


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