STATION PAHAR GANJ
Reply of the questionnaire of Justice Nanavati Commission of Inquiry
circulated Vide No.2328-52/Riot Cell dated 11.09.2001
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).
Insp. Vijay Kr. Dham SHO. In 1984 he was posted as SI Security unit
of Delhi Police.
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.
It is already in the file before the Commission.
a. Information not available.
b. 31-10-84 1-2-9
1-3-21 DAP DD No.11B – 7:50
CRPF DD No.35B – 10:15 AM
–17Ct. BSF DD No.34B – 10:15 AM
In all seventeen cases under various section of law were registered
and datewise breakup is as under: -
Registered Incident reported
Total 11 persons were arrested.
Sikhs – 3
Non-Sikhs – 8.
17 FIR’s were registered and specific sections have been given in
the list attached.
Total deaths / murders – 11
Sikhs – 08
Non-Sikhs – 03
FIR No. Res. Address
& Burnt Burnt Total
list attached 06
FIR No. Shops
& Comm. Looted
Looted & Burnt Burnt
List attached 26
List attached 11
List attached 29
Total Vehicles burnt/damaged = 20.
Two wheeler scooter: -
1-11-84 --------------Total Scooters
2-11-84 --------------Total Cars =
2-11-84 --------------Total Trucks =
Buses – Nil.
FIR No.1331/84, 1334/84, 1335/84.
Gurdwaras – 03
Mandirs – Nil.
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.
FIR No.1334/84, dt. 1-11-84, U/s 302 IPC IO SI Shiv Kumar.
FIR No. Date of
As per information available in the Commission’s file the number
of round fired information is as under: -
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
60 rounds were fired, however, details are not available.
13 rounds were fired, however, details are not available.
10 rounds were fired, however, details are not available.
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
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.
4 policemen suffered simple injuries. FIR Nos. 1336/84 and 1338/84,
No police vehicle was burnt or damaged during the period.
Postmortem in respect of 7 victims including the army hawaldar was
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.
Except the unidentified dead bodies all the remaining dead bodies
were cremated by their relatives. The unidentified dead bodies were
cremated at electric crematorium.
The special messenger were sent FIR Nos. 1329 – 1345/84, dtd.
1-11-84 to 4-11-84.
Yes, the fire brigade did arrive at many places to extinguish fire,
however, the detail is not available.
No record available.
FIR No.1333/84, dt.1-11-84.
Total 10 cases were sent as “UNTRACE”.
Total 07 cases were charge-sheeted.
FIR No.1332/84, dtd. 1-11-84.
FIR No.1333/84, dt.1-11-84
One wooden chair
One bag containing 30/35 Kg. Iron Nail
One pair black shoes
Two cotton sarees and two blankets
Eleven pieces of clothes
FIR No.1334/84, dt.1-11-84
Relates to PHQ.
Relates to PHQ.
Relates to Riot Cell.
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.
As per record of P.S. case FIR No.1332/84 and 1333/84 are still
pending trial. But no further details is available.
ACP did visit the area, however, the timing are not available.
DCP did visit the area, however, the timing are not available.
Addl. CP/CP/LG visited the area between 31-10-84 to 04-11-84,
however, the details are not available.
Most of the Sikh families took shelter in the P.S. Pahar Ganj.
Army arrived in the P.S. at about 7 PM of 01-11-84. It was deployed
Other then P.S. No relief center was set up by other agency.
As far as possible, food, water and medicines were provided to Sikh
families with the help extended by some respectable of the areas.
Five lacs on 31-10-84 (Approx.).
There is 15% to 20% Sikh population in the area of P.S. Pahar Ganj.
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