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POLICE STATION PAHAR GANJ

Subject: Reply of the questionnaire of Justice Nanavati Commission of Inquiry circulated Vide No.2328-52/Riot Cell dated 11.09.2001  

Ans.1.

Insp.

SI

ASI

HC

CT

1

14

08

26

144

      -                                 Sh. Amod Kanth DCP (Central Distt.) presently Jt. CP Southern Range.

-                                 Sh. Parbhati Lal ACP Pahar Ganj since retired from service in the year 2000. Delhi Police Group Housing Society Mayur Vihar.

-                                 Sh. S.S. Manan  Insp. (SHO) Pahar Ganj presently ACP/Security (Delhi Police).  

Ans.2.             Insp. Vijay Kr. Dham SHO. In 1984 he was posted as SI Security unit of Delhi Police.

Ans.3.             List of Arms & Ammunition (including tear gas grenades section were available with the P.S. Pahar Ganj from 31-10-1984 to 4-11-84.

Sl.No.

Type of Rifle

Total Weapons

Total Ammunitions

1.       

Rifle 4 mk 1

40

4100

2.       

Musket 410

16

2000

3.       

Revolver 455

14

418

4.       

Pistol 9 mm

06

209

5.       

SAF

03

288

6.       

Stengun

01

Nil

7.       

Revolver

02

60

8.       

Tear Gas

Nil

Nil

Ans.4.             It is already in the file before the Commission.

Ans.5.             a. Information not available.

                        b. 31-10-84    1-2-9 CRPF

01-11-84        -

02-11-84 1-3-21 DAP DD No.11B – 7:50 AM

03-11-84        -

04-11-84 I     HC-16Ct. CRPF DD No.35B – 10:15 AM

04-11-84 I     SC –17Ct. BSF DD No.34B – 10:15 AM

Ans.6.             In all seventeen cases under various section of law were registered and datewise breakup is as under: -

                        Date   Case Registered     Incident reported

                        31-10-84        Nil                    06

                        01-11-84        10                    25       

                        02-11-84        01                    14

                        03-11-84        05                    14

                        04-11-84        01                    04

                        Total    17                    63

Ans.7.             Total 11 persons were arrested.

1.      Sikhs – 3

2.      Non-Sikhs – 8.

Ans.8.             17 FIR’s were registered and specific sections have been given in the list attached.                     

Sl.No.

FIR No.

Section of Law

1.

1329/84

U/s 436 IPC

2.

1330/84

U/s 295-A/153-A IPC

3.

1331/84

U/s 307/34 IPC

4.

1332/84

U/s 147/148/149/295/395/436/427/188 IPC

5.

1333/84

U/s 147/148/149/54/382/436/427 IPC

6.

1334/84

U/s 147/148/149/427/395/295/436/302 IPC

7.

1335/84

U/s 147/148/149/188/295/153-A IPC

8.

1336/84

U/s 147/148/149/188/436/427/395 IPC

9.

1337/84

U/s147/148/149/188/153A/454/380/427/436 IPC

10.

1338/84

U/S147/148/149/188/427/436/395 IPC

11.

1339/84

436 IPC

12.

1340/84

147/148/149/452/302 IPC

13.

1341/84

147/148/149/302 IPC

14.

1342/84

147/148/188/427/506 IPC

15.

1343/84

307 IPC

16.

1344/84

448/382/506 IPC

17.

1345/84

506 IPC

18.

1349/84

147/148/149/307/302 IPC 25/54/59 Arms Act.

Ans.9.             Total deaths / murders – 11

1.      Sikhs – 08

2.      Non-Sikhs – 03

Ans.10.           FIR No.      Res. Address   Looted   Looted & Burnt    Burnt            Total   

                        1336/84          list attached   06        01           0       07

Ans.11.          

Sl. No.            FIR No.     Shops & Comm.  Looted   Looted & Burnt   Burnt  Total Property

1.                     1337/84          List attached       26   12        --          38

2.                     1334/84          List attached       11   10        11        32

3.                     1336/84          List attached       29   06        --          35

 

Ans.12.           Total Vehicles burnt/damaged = 20.

a)     Two wheeler scooter: -

FIR No.

1332/84, 1-11-84

1334/84, 1-11-84

1335/84, 1-11-84

1336/84, 1-11-84 --------------Total Scooters = 10.

b)     Cars: -

FIR No.

1334/84, 1-11-84

1335/84, 1-11-84

1339/84, 2-11-84 --------------Total Cars = 05.

c)      Trucks: -

FIR No.

1332/84, 1-11-84

1336/84, 1-11-84

1339/84, 2-11-84 --------------Total Trucks = 05.

d)     Buses – Nil.

Ans.13.           FIR No.1331/84, 1334/84, 1335/84.

Gurdwaras – 03

                        Mandirs – Nil.

Ans.14.           From the files of FIR No.1333/84, 1334/84 and 1336, dt. 1-11-84, no person sustained any injury. On 3-11-84, Smt. Rajinder Kumar W/o Sh. Manmohan Singh reported that she suspected that her husband and three relatives were burnt in the paint shop. Other information not available due to non-availability of record.

Ans.15.           a). Nil.

                        b). N.A.

Ans.16.           FIR No.1334/84, dt. 1-11-84, U/s 302 IPC IO SI Shiv Kumar.

Ans.17.           FIR No.          Date of arrested      Sikhs             Non-Sikhs

                        1331/84          1-11-84                      02        ----

                        1332/84          1-11-84                                  10

                        1333/84          1-11-84                                  04

                        1334/84          1-11-84                                  03

                        1335/84          1-11-84                                  07

                        1336/84          1-11-84                                  02

                        1344/84          3-11-84                                  01

                        Total                            02        27

Ans.18.           As per information available in the Commission’s file the number of round fired information is as under: -

1.                     31-10-84        Nil.

2.                     01-11-84        8 rounds were fired by SHO/P. Ganj in Nehru Bazar, Panchkuian Road and Main Bazar P. Ganj. 5 more rounds were fired, however, the details are not available.

3.                     02-11-84        60 rounds were fired, however, details are not available.

4.                     03-11-84        13 rounds were fired, however, details are not available.

5.                     04-11-84        10 rounds were fired, however, details are not available.

6.                     05-11-84

Ans.19.           No person was injured during police firing on mob between 1st Nov. to 4th Nov.1984. But on 5-11-84 during in discriminate firing from H.No.2176, Gali No.1, Chuna Mandi resulting in death of one Mangal Singh and army Hawaldar (Head Constable) Krishan Bhandar Gaurang. As occupant of H.No.2176 were firing indiscriminately on public/police/army. Hence, police/army had fire in self defence to bring the situation under control resulting in death of two Sikhs, namely Aamir Singh and Narender Singh. A cast FIR No.1349/84 dt. 5-11-84 U/s 147,148,307,302 IPC and 25/54/59 arms act was registered at P.S. Pahar Ganj.

Ans.20.           a) No tear gas was available at the P.S. Pahar Ganj.

                        b) Police had to resort to lathi charge at innumerable places, however, the details are not available.

                        c) The mob was dispersed from innumerable places, however, the details are not available.

Ans.21.           4 policemen suffered simple injuries. FIR Nos. 1336/84 and 1338/84, dtd.1-11-84.

Ans.22.           No police vehicle was burnt or damaged during the period.

Ans.23.           Postmortem in respect of 7 victims including the army hawaldar was got conducted.

Ans.24.           The dead bodies were handed over to the relatives of the deceased except in case FIR No.1336/84, dt. 1-11-84 and 1341/84 dt.3-11-84 as the deceased could not be identified.

Ans.25.           Except the unidentified dead bodies all the remaining dead bodies were cremated by their relatives. The unidentified dead bodies were cremated at electric crematorium.

Ans.26.           One.

Ans.27.           The special messenger were sent FIR Nos. 1329 – 1345/84, dtd. 1-11-84 to 4-11-84.

Ans.28.           Yes, the fire brigade did arrive at many places to extinguish fire, however, the detail is not available.

Ans.29.           No record available.

Ans.30.           FIR No.1333/84, dt.1-11-84.

Ans.31.           Total 10 cases were sent as “UNTRACE”.

Ans.32.           Total 07 cases were charge-sheeted.

Ans.33.           Nil.

Ans.34.           FIR No.1332/84, dtd. 1-11-84.

1.      Two wheeler

2.      Two wheeler

3.      Truck

4.      Truck

5.      Truck

6.      Two wheeler

FIR No.1333/84, dt.1-11-84

1.      One wooden chair

2.      One bag containing 30/35 Kg. Iron Nail

3.      Six chappal

4.      Utensils

5.      Six shoes

6.      One pair black shoes

7.      Two cotton sarees and two blankets

8.      Eleven pieces of clothes

FIR No.1334/84, dt.1-11-84

1.      Scooter

2.      Scooter

3.      Car

4.      Car

Ans.35.           Nil.

Ans.36.           Relates to PHQ.

Ans.37.           Relates to PHQ.

Ans.38.           Relates to Riot Cell.

Ans.39.           FIR No.1344/84, U/s 448/382/506 IPC, Surinder Kumar s/o Sohan Lal, R/o 2401, Gali Tilak, Chunna Mandi, Pahar Ganj, convicted u/s 448 IPC by Shri T.D. Kasav M.M. on 21-05-86 the accused was bounded for Rs.2,000/- for his good behaviour.

Ans.40.           As per record of P.S. case FIR No.1332/84 and 1333/84 are still pending trial. But no further details is available.

Ans.41.           ACP did visit the area, however, the timing are not available.

Ans.42.           DCP did visit the area, however, the timing are not available.

Ans.43.           Addl. CP/CP/LG visited the area between 31-10-84 to 04-11-84, however, the details are not available.

Ans.44.           Most of the Sikh families took shelter in the P.S. Pahar Ganj.

Ans.45.           Army arrived in the P.S. at about 7 PM of 01-11-84. It was deployed immediately.

Ans.46.           Other then P.S. No relief center was set up by other agency.

Ans.47.           As far as possible, food, water and medicines were provided to Sikh families with the help extended by some respectable of the areas.

Ans.48.           Five lacs on 31-10-84 (Approx.).

Ans.49.           There is 15% to 20% Sikh population in the area of P.S. Pahar Ganj.

Ans.50.           Though, the Sikhs were living in all area of P.S. Pahar Ganj, and there was no concentration in any specific area. Still there appears to be no demographic change in the area of P.S. Pahar Ganj, however, a large number of people have shifted out of Pahar Ganj due to massive commercialization.

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