Amritsar: As per media reports Sharomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee announced that SGPC to give Rs 1 lakh each to 11 Sikhs killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit jail in 1994 and Rs 50,000 to the 21 injured.
SGPC chief Prof. Kirpal Singh Badunger said they would also pay fees of lawyers contesting cases of Sikh families killed at Hondh Chillar village in Haryana’s Rewari district during the 1984 riots.
It’s pertinent to note that on the intervening night of November 8 and 9, 1994 twenty -eight Sikhs detained under TADA were brutally beaten up by jail staff led by the then jail superintendent Vidhyachal Singh Yadav.
Six persons were brought dead to the Pilibhit District Hospital and one critically injured Vichitra Singh was referred to King George Medical College in Locknow where he died 12 days later. The remaining 21 persons, who were injured in this incident and were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries were sent back to the prison after they recovered.