On 15th September 2021, Delhi Court acquitted the leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Manjinder Singh Sirsa and four other persons who were involved in the 2012 case with regards to a riot at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
The five were acquitted after observing that the prosecution had failed to bring and prove the charges against them. The prosecution was supposed to establish charges under Section 147/148/323/325/427 of the Indian Penal Code, against the accused four, beyond a reasonable doubt.
Since the prosecution failed to do so, the four who were named, S. Manjeet Singh GK, Paramjeet Singh Rana, S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Chaman Singh and Kuldeep Singh Bhogal, were acquitted for the offences mentioned above under section 147/148/323/325/427 IPC r/w Section 149 IPC in this case.
An FIR was registered back in November 2012, during a meeting of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, by the then General Manager of the Committee under relevant provisions of the IPC when the accused persons being a part of an unlawful assembly were responsible for causing damage to the property of the Committee, inflicted pain and committed the offence of mischief.
Hence, since there was no clear evidence available on the basis of material on record, there was no way to prove the guilt of the accused, and thus they were all acquitted.