Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Akal Takht defers hearing on Amitabh plea on ’84 riots

The Akal Takht on Tuesday deferred indefinitely the case involving Amitabh Bachc-han’s alleged role in inciting violence in 1984 Sikh riots.
Earlier, the hearing was scheduled for December 22 but put off due to unavailability of Sikh high priests for this meeting. As many as five Sikh high priests were supposed to give their verdict on Bachchan’s plea.
Bachchan, in a sealed letter to the Akal Takht, had pleaded his innocence in the riots. He had sent the letter after facing criticism from various Sikh organisations about an invitation pertaining to inauguration of Khalsa Heritage complex, Virast-e-Khalsa, at Anandpur Sahib. As a result of this, he did not attend this function.

with thanks : indian Express : link above for detailed news.

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