Republic Bharat which was launched on Saturday, February 2, 2019, released its sting and investigative report revealed that countless karsevaks were murdered in the 1990 Ayodhya firing incident involving the then Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party's state government in Uttar Pradesh. It also showed that the nature of the massacre can be equated to the one in Jallianwala Bagh.
To add to the blistering injury and hurt of the Hindu community in the case, the bodies of Ram Bhakts who were mercilessly killed were not cremated but buried.
In a clear violation of the code of ethical conduct, those involved in this shameful conspiracy, deprived the dead of their rights of proper Hindu funeral, in order to hide the number of deaths of karsevaks.
When the families of the deceased karsevaks approached the cops, they were waylaid. The cops simply told them that the bodies did not belong to the karsevaks as they were buried.
Senior Uttar Pradesh police officer VB Singh, who was the then SHO at the Ram Janmabhoomi police station told Republic Bharat in the sting operation about the conspiracy.
“Woh hi toh, aate rahe . (nan, toh unko dikha diya ki yeh laashe jo hai yeh unki nahi hai, yeh dafnai hui laashe hai. (Families kept coming, we told hem the bodies did not belonged to karsevaks as they are buried)," he said.
He revealed how he found out about the deep communal subterfuge in the report that was submitted - specifically that the Hindu karsevaks were given burials and not cremations - something that would be leveraged in Mulayam Singh's politics over the next many years.
"Government ko report dena tha to hum gaye murdhani ghaat par aur waha par shamshaan ghaat par jo baithate hai unse puche-batao kitni laashe aati hai jo dafnayi jaati hai aur kitni jalaaye jaati hai? Toh usne bataya ki 15-20 laashe to dafnayi jaati hai.", Singh said, essentially revealing that when the SHO went to check, he was told that on a single day, 15-20 bodies were simply buried rather than being cremated.
He also spoke about how the police faked the report of the firing.
"Mare toh bahut hai jo paani mein gire na, jab dono taraf se rubber ki goliya chali hai aur beharakar pul ke dono taraf kitne log maar gaye koi sankhya nahi maluum hai”, VB Singh said when asked about the true numbers that were killed.