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No CBI probe into killing of Khalistani militants

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HC dismisses petition by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killing of 21 Khalistani militants, who had come to Delhi to surrender, by Indian security personnel as claimed in the biography of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

“Merely because one person wrote something in a book and another person tweets about it on social media, does not mean CBI investigation should be directed. We see no reason to do so,” a Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar said.

Biography claims

According to the petition, the biography claims that during the tenure of former PM Chandra Shekhar, Capt. Singh had arranged for the surrender of 21 Khalistani militants at Delhi, but when they arrived there, they were allegedly killed by security agencies and their bodies cremated.

The plea by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) said Capt. Singh had tweeted about such an incident on his Twitter handle and urged the court to initiate a CBI investigation into the matter.

“Nothing has been pointed out by petitioner with regard to the incident which might have happened more than a quarter of a century back. Based on a tweet by some person, we see no reason to order a CBI probe,” the court said.

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