Ahooja Committee Report
L I S T P R E P A R E D B Y C I T I Z E N J U S T I C E C O M M I T T E E
The Ranganath Misra Commission had forwarded to the Delhi Administration a list of persons killed as given by the CJC. This list contained a total of 3870 cases.
On receipt of this list, a special effort was made through the Delh Police to verify the cases of death mentioned therein. The investigating teams were handicapped by various factors including the non-availability of family members who had moved away from the address given in the list.It was also found that neighbours and other witnesses could not furnish authentic information about the identity of the victims. Many of the deceased were killed away from the residence and places of work, which rendered the verification difficult. In many cases, the visitors to the city who had come alone were also killed and it was not possible to identify the bodies. The verification of the list also showed that in many cases the particulars given were not complete. Thus in the list pertaining to police station Delhi Cantt. a total number of 368 cases had been shown, out of which names of only 320 persons had been given. Similarly, the list of 131 persons in police station Mangolpuri, names of four persons had not been given, while in the list of police station Sultanpuri, out of 385 persons the names of 21 persons were not given. Inspite of these handicaps the investigating teams were also to identify, on the basis of field and spot enquiries, a total of 1939 cases. It was also found that out of these 1939 cases, 1659 names already figured in the Relief Commissioner’s list. This left a total of 280 names, which did not figure in the list of cases verified by the Relief Commissioner. For purpose of this enquiry the above list of 1939 cases including the 280 names will be referred to henceforth as the ‘police list.’
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