Inspector Hawa Singh Rana
Station Najafgarh covers an area of more than 100 sq, kms. Having about70
villages bordering Haryana. It
also includes CRPF Group Centre in Jharoda Kalan.
There is one Police post at Kapashera.
According to Delhi Administration, 36 persons of this area were killed during the riots. Citizens’ Justice Committee placed the figure at 79, but the Delhi Police gave only a figure of 19. Keeping in view the events of arson, looting and killing and the fact that Delhi Administration was able to get identification done in 36 cases, it is felt that the figure of deaths given by the Citizens’ Justice Committee may be nearer the mark.
was no incident in this Police Station on 31st October, 1984 but on 1st
November, 1984 there was wide-spread violence from about10 AM onwards
in Gaushala, Roshanpura, Kochhar Farm, Dichaun Kala Road kapashera Border
and Gurudwara Roshanpura. A
number of trucks and shops besides factories were set a blaze.
The incidents of violence continued unabated on 2nd
November 1984 especially in Jharoda and Kapashera border.
3 FIRs were registered in this Police Station – two on theist and one
on2nd November, 1984- in which details in general of looting and killing
have been described. Details
of the FIRs were asunder: -
On being informed by the Wireless Operator H/C Tara Chand, a police party
comprising of 13 persons, namely, SI Omvir, SI Bal Kishan, ASI Ram Chander,
ASI Jagdish Singh H/C Raj Singh, H/C Raghu Nath, Constables Ravi Dutt,
Brijender Singh, Rajveer, Bheem Singh, DAP Arjan Singh, Manohar Lal and
Tejpal reached Gaushala Road where disturbance was reported.
The police party saw a mob of 300/400,one scooter (two wheeler)
DLS 2910 was on fire. When
the police interrupted the rioters they ran towards Chawla Stand and started
burning the shops. Two shops
were totally burnt. In the
meantime, the SHO also reached there.
On being interrupted, the mob ran towards Bijwasan Road and then
at Roshanpura set fire to Gurudwara there.
Five houses, one truck and four tractors all belonging to Sardars
were set ablaze. The mob also injured many Sardars who ran towards Dhansa Stand.
On being interrupted, the mob preceded towards Dharampura and set
on fire a thread factory belonging to a Sardar.
The mob, by that time had swelled to 1500.
Then the mob came towards Chhawala Stand, set a shop on fire and
ran towards Najafgarh and set on fire 8 shops and houses.
Then the mob proceeded towards Delhi and enrooted burnt a truck
parked on the road opposite Nangali Sakrawati.
Then the mob proceeded towards Dichau Village and set on fire three
buses there. Then the mob
entered the PHC Hospital and started beating those Sardars who had come
there for dressing and treatment of their injuries.
SI Ram Chander, with the help of staff, dispersed the mob and after
the mob had left, it was found that it had killed 8 Sardars whose identity
could not be ascertained. They
received injuries on head, face and forehead etc. Five persons seriously
injured by the mob were sent to RML Hospital in a private truck.
When it grew dark, the mob left the scene and during the entire
period, more force and fire brigade could not come though intimation was
sent many times.”
“ SI Ram Kishan, H/C Sohrab Kha, DAP Jagdish Singh, Driver Devi Singh (Police Jeep No. DEG 4502) were on patrol duty and reached Kochhar Farm, Bijwasan Road at about 2.25PM. The Farm had already been burnt as some anti-social elements had set the building on fire in the forenoon but no body was injured. When the police party reached Bijwasan railway crossing, they found many persons burning between the railways a mob of about 400/500 had collected there. This mob, it is alleged, was dispersed with great difficulty. When the police party proceeded towards Kapashera, it met another police party comprising of ASI Jagdish Prakash, Constables Balwan Singh 10555/DAP, Moti Lal 193/W, Satbir Singh 10477/DAP and Nihal Singh 10508/DAP. They were standing near two trucks HRX 1870 and DEG 1112, both loaded and parked near Kapashera Village. Both the vehicles were on fire. A mob of about 500/600 was standing there. ‘We dispersed the mob which went towards Kapashera border’. In the meantime, 700/800 persons came from Tunda-hera towards Kapashera border and the mob set on fire 13 trucks, one road roller parked at the Gill and Sandhu Petrol Pump. The pump was also set on fire. The mob had also set on fire two Dhabas on the border. In the meantime, there was firing from the roof of petrol pump. Additional force and Fire Brigade did not came.
SHO and ACP Transport Nagar also reached at the scene of occurrence and
the mob was dispersed. The
mob beat and burnt to death four Sardars.”
FIR No. 258 u/ss 147/148/149/427/541/380 IPC was registered at 5.35 AM. on 2nd November, 1984 on the complaint of a private person, namely, Amir Singh S/o ShriShiv lal. His FIR describes the incident in Kochhar Farm located on Bijwasan Road. A mob of about 150/200 came and attacked the Kothi located inside the Farm. The mob smashed the glasses of the Kothi and tried to set the Kothi on fire.