POLICE STATION MEHRAULI
SHO : Inspector Jaipal Singh
Police Station covers a number
of villages such as Mahipalpur, Chattarpur, Gadaipur etc.
In this area are also located a number of farms and farm houses
belonging to VIPs and well to do people of Delhi. Affidavits received by the Committee are of a general nature stating police inaction resulting in
losses in business establishment and general indifference on the part
of the authorities.
to the police records, at least 9 persons were killed in the jurisdiction
of this Police Station as per FIRs 406, 413 and 419.
Of course, at least 5 deaths were either due to the cowardice or
inaction and unwillingness
to take action on the part of Shri Dinesh Tiwari, ASI.
main incidents of violence in this area started on 1.11.84 and continued
up to 3.11.84. A number of farms belonging to the Sikh community
were set on fire in this area.
The most serious incident was at Chhatwal Poultary Farm on 1st
November, 1984 when five members of the family were burnt
to death. There
was arson in Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gurudwara Nanak Dairy and shops
near Mahipalpur. Shops in
Andheria Morh were also set ablaze besides petrol pump near Qutab Minar.
incident of Chhatwal Farm was really distressing because the police were
fully aware of the tension in this area from Addl. DCP downwards.
As a matter of fact, ASI Dinesh Tiwari along with two Constables
was stationed at the Farm to ensure that no untoward
incident took place but in spite of these people being present, the Farm
was set ablaze and 5 members of the family were burnt to death.
There are complaints that Shri Jagjit Singh, owner
of the Farm, had handed over
this was taken away by
the SHO . There are also complaint
that the daughter of Shri jagjit Singh was molested by the ASI.
Those complaints were enquired into by the Commissioner of Police
but apparently could not be proved.
It is however clear from the facts that Shri Dinesh Tiwari ASI
who had been deputed at Chhatwal Farm was unable to control the situation
and his plea that he had gone elsewhere when the attack took place appears
unreliable. He had been depute by his superiors and he obviously
did not do much to protest
the Farm which resulted in the death of five members of the family.