A file photo of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath
A file photo of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath

Home ministry gears up to reopen 1984 anti-Sikh riots case naming Kamal Nath

  • A case naming Kamal Nath, which allegedly mentions that the Congress leader had instigated a mob near Rakabganj Gurudwara during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, is likely to be reopened
  • Govt's decision comes just days after Nath's nephew Ratul Puri was arrested in connection with the AgustaWestland case

New Delhi: Trouble is beginning to build for Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath as the Union home ministry has set the ball rolling on reopening the 1984 Sikh riots case, an official familiar with the development said.

A case naming Nath, which allegedly mentions that the Congress leader had instigated a mob near the capital's Rakabganj Gurudwara during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, is likely to be reopened. The home ministry gave the go-ahead on Monday.

The ministry's decision comes just days after the Nath's nephew Ratul Puri was arrested by investigation agencies in connection with the AgustaWestland case.

The pressure has been building on Nath with the income tax department also conducting searches in April across 52 locations, including in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, on charges of tax evasion and hawala transactions against close aides of the chief minister and others.

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