NEW DELHI: Sikh groups protested here on Wednesday demanding stringent punishment for Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was acquitted the day before in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The protesters gathered outside the Tilak Nagar police station in west Delhi, close to a resettlement colony of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.
Two Metro stations in Delhi were closed in the afternoon as Sikh protesters came onto the tracks with placards and shouted slogans against Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal, an official said.
The protesters were holding placards that said ‘Give justice to ’84 victims’ and ‘Hang the culprits’ and shouting slogans against Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal on Tuesday by a Delhi court.
A Delhi Metro official told IANS: “We had to shut the entry gates of Tilak Nagar and Subhash Nagar Metro stations in west Delhi on the Noida City Centre-Dwarka line.”
“Scores of protesters entered the station and they jumped into the tracks around 12.45pm.,” he said.
A train was forced to halt for around 10 minutes due to the sudden protest, the metro official said.
“The entry gates of the two stations are closed,” metro official added.
According to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), who provide security to the Metro, around 60 protesters barged into Subhash Nagar metro station.
“The force was immediately rushed to the station and the protesters were evicted. The train was delayed for a few minutes,” CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh told IANS.
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