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Delhi Police didn't act during 1984 riots, claims Cobrapost sting

Apr 22, 2014 11:07 AM IST India India

New Delhi: News portal Cobrapost on Tuesday came out with yet another sting operation in the middle of the election campaign. The sting revealed that the Delhi Police did not act during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

In the latest sting, Cobrapost claimed that Delhi Police officials admitted to their role in the 1984 riots and said that the police force was taken over by "anti-Sikh sentiments". They revealed that senior officers did not allow them to act against culprits.

They said that police log books were changed and only 2 per cent of the records were maintained. Some police officers refused to file cases.

Cobrapost claimed that the sting was done over the past one year and included then police commissioner SC Tandon and ACP Gautam Kaul.

Reacting to the report, SC Tandon said, "I had tried to control the riots, I had taken all steps. I had deposed before the Nanavati Commission and Justice Ranganath Commission. I had told them that I can't give any statement."

The BJP targeted the Congress, saying that the sting proved that the Congress was behind the riots. "This is true that the Congress leaders were behind the 1984 riots," Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.