While Sajjan Kumar became the first Congress leader to be convicted for the genocide, and Jagdish Tytler continues to face trial, the exclusive exposé by Republic brings under scanner the tainted role of Kamal Nath, the current chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in the massacre of 1984.
The Republic investigation brings out the voices of those who faced the wrath and aftermath of the 1984 Anti-Sikh riot and weaved a link with the Congress leadership.
Through its sting operation, Republic Bharat got three crucial eyewitness accounts which lay bare the political involvement of the Congress trio of Kamal Nath, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
1. Eyewitness- Mukhtiyar Singh
On the night of the riots, Mukhtiyar Singh was working at the Rakabganj Gurudwara when perpetrators barged inside the shrine and put two Sikhs on flames.
He said, "Kamal Nath is lying, he was inside the Gurudwara compound. He incited the mob to burn Gurudwara, he had a lot of people with him. He made noise and said 'maaro', and they killed."
2. Eyewitness- Aatma Singh
An auto driver during the riots, said, "Tytler stopped his car, got down and signalled somebody. He said, 'this is a gurudwara, burn it and be careful, there is a school nearby, some Hindu students also study there. So just see, leave the kids and kill the adults', I heard this."
3. Eyewitness- Dalel Singh
Sub Inspector on duty on the night when the massacre unfolded, Dalel Singh, when asked a specific question on whether Kamal Nath, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar had incited during the riots, said “they may have provoked. No doubt.”
Watch and read the details of the full investigation here.
The Republic Bharat investigation not only captures the perspective, voices and real-accounts of convicts, witnesses and policemen, but it also comes together to crush the entire clean-chit campaign given to sitting Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Congress politician Jagdish Tytler.
Given the fresh evidence put out by the Republic Bharat investigation, there is a growing demand to reopen the investigations to ensure justice is completely served and every politician involved in the horrific massacre is sentenced.