POLICE STATION GANDHI NAGAR
SHO: Shri Ram Mehar Sharma
Police Station Gandhi Nagar is located along with the bank
of river Yamuna and has no borders with Uttar Pradesh.
As per the Police Station records the total number of persons killed in this Police Station was twenty-one, but as per the records of Relief Commissioner, the total number of deaths would be fifty-one.
The incidents of violence in this Police Station had started
in the evening of 31st October 1984 itself.
However, most of the serious incidents involving killing had taken
place after 2nd November 1984 mainly on 3rd November
1984 till late in the evening. This
would indicate that the situation was not controlled even up to 3rd November,
1984 even though some extra force had also been received at the Police
Station on the 1st and 2nd of November, 1984.
The SHO and the Assistant Commissioner of Police had been moving
around within the Police Station jurisdiction apparently had not taken
any positive steps to control the riots.
The usual plea of non-availability of force cannot the accepted.
Besides, in this Police Station, Head Constable and seven Constables
of the Delhi Armed Police were received on 1st November 1984, one platoon
of PAC consisting of one P.C., one Head Constable and nineteen Constables
were received on 2nd November 1984.
In addition to this, three Head Constables and seventy-five Constables
of the SRP were also received on the 4th November 1984.
The number of cases registered at the Police Station in only one on 1st November 1984, three on 2nd November 1984 and two on 3rd November 1984. In addition to this, two cases had been registered on 3rd November 1984 mentioning arrests of thirty-six persons for breach of Section 144. Two other cases registered on 6th and 8th November 1984 are on complaints by private persons mentioning killing of their relations during the riots. The FIRs 316 & 324 give the impression that the Police remained silent spectators and took no effective measures to come to grips with the situation.
regard to FIR No. 319 registered on 3rd November, 1984 it may
be mentioned that even though three persons were killed and two accused
persons named, investigating officer S.O. Som Prakash arrested two accused
persons only under sections 107/151 Criminal Procedure Code case on 9th
November, and 28th
November, 1984 respectively. These
arrests made under preventive Sections, subsequently, helped the accused
in obtaining bail in the main murder case.
The Delhi Police Vigilance has already made enquiries in this respect
on the conduct of Som Prakash, S.I.