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1984 riots: SAD targets Kamal Nath, SIT opens case against Madhya Pradesh CM

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1984 riots: SAD targets Kamal Nath, SIT opens case against Madhya Pradesh CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath will face fresh inquiry in his alleged involvement in the 1984 riots against Sikh in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi assassination in New Delhi.

A special investigation team has opened a case against the Madhya Pradesh CM. The SIT is likely to consider fresh evidence against the veteran Congress leader.

"A big Victory for @Akali_Dal_ SIT Opens case against @OfficeOfKNath for his alleged involvement in 1984 Sikh genocide," Akali Dal leader Manjinder S Sirsa said in a tweet.

"Notification issued by MHA upon my submission last year, Case number 601/84 to reopen & consider fresh Evidence against Kamal Nath," he added.

Talking to media on the development, Sirsa said that two witnesses were ready to depose against the Congress leader.

"We talked to them today, they've agreed to depose before SIT whenever they are called. We talked to SIT today, they said they will give us a specific date," Sirsa said. He also demanded security for two witnesses.

The SAD has accused Kamal Nath of participating in the riots outside Gurudwara Rakabganj in the national capital.

Sirsa urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to seek the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath so that Sikhs get justice for 1984 riots near Gurudwara Rakab Ganj in the national capital.

We demand that Congress president immediately take resignation of Kamal Nath and oust him from his post so that the Sikhs get justice, Sirsa told ANI.