NEW DELHI—Following Captain Amarinder Singh’s disclosure about extra-judicial killings of 21 Sikhs, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has announced to lodge a case against him before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for betraying 21 Sikhs, which led to their extrajudicial murder.
Notably, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had confessed in a tweet that 21 Sikhs, who he had prepared to surrender before the then Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, were extra-judicially killed in a fake encounter.
In a press conference on May 25, DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK and General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that Captain’s disclosure has unearthed the true picture of Indian state’s excesses on Sikhs during their fight for freedom. They blamed Captain Amarinder Singh for betraying 21 Sikhs and now putting the blame on the then Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar only.
Taking on Captain Amarinder Singh for depicting softness towards notorious former Punjab Police’s DGP KPS Gill, the duo leaders said that after confessing the extra-judicial killings of 21 Sikhs in fake encounters, Captain needs to indict the concerned Police cops under suitable law provisions.
On May 17, Punjab Chief Minister made a tweet about the incident where 21 Sikhs who had surrendered after being taken into confidence by him, were killed extra-judicially.
I felt betrayed by then PM Chandra Shekhar after 21 Khalistani militants I arranged to surrender were killed. Never spoke to him after that.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 17, 2017