Senior Advocate H S Phoolka on Thursday accused Congress-led Government at the Centre for issuing instructions to kill during 1984 anti-Sikh riots from the Prime Minister Office (PMO).
The massacre had broken out in New Delhi following assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards.
“There is enough evidence on record to show that in 1984 when the Sikh were being killed, the instruction were coming directly from the Prime Minister’s office and the Army was not called in. We have placed our evidence on record before the Nanavati Commission as well as Mishra Commission,” he told a news agency.
Phoolka added Shanti Bhusan was Law Minister during Morarji Desai government.
He has given his affidavit before the Nanavati Commission.
He says on November 1 morning he went to Narasimha Rao, who was then Union Home Minister at that time and he asked Rao to immediately call the Army as innocent citizens were being killed. Rao agreed.
In the interview, he also said, “Narasimha Rao called on the RAX phone, which is direct phone between the ministers. And he says Narasimha Rao tried to convince the other person on the line to call the army.”
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He claimed that after some time Narashima Rao put down the phone and sat quietly.
Shanti Bhusan says he was there for about two-three minutes, Rao did not say a word. So Shanti Bhusan said he got up and went.