Allegations of a role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots returned to haunt Kamal Nath, who has been appointed as Congress general secretary in-charge of Punjab, with AAP using it to attack him, while the veteran MP dismissed it saying he was “absolved” of all charges by the Nanavati Inquiry Commission.

Citing documents, AAP leader and an advocate fighting for the victims of the 1984 riots, H S Phoolka, claimed that Nath was a part of the mob that attacked the Rakab Ganj Sahib Gurudwara in Delhi on November 1, 1984. Two Sikhs were also burnt to death in the attack.

“One Mukhtiar Singh, who is now the manager of Rakab Ganj Gurudwara, had filed an affidavit before the Nanavati Commission.

AAP’s Rajouri Garden MLA Jarnail Singh said the Delhi government will provide infrastructure for building these courts.

“We shall not tolerate a re-run of never ending trials. Central government has finally woken up from deep slumber on injustice to 1984 riots but only after a strongly worded letter from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about delay in reopening of Sikh massacre cases.

“Victims have been waiting for justice for 32 long painful years. Trial in 1984 riots should be time-bound and all these reopened cases should be committed to dedicated special courts to complete trial in a year,” Singh said.