Journalist: Mr. Ambassador, talking to the press, Mr. Sanjay Singh accused that conspiracy to implicate him in Syed Modi murder case was hatched at the highest level.

Ambassador: That’s right. Journalist: Reacting to the reported confession of Modi’s domestic servant, Mr. Sanjay retorted, “Hand over Rajiv Gandhi to me and I will make him confess tomorrow that he murdered Indira Gandhi.”

 Ambassador: Very correct Journalist: Do you think Rajiv Gandhi is planning to win elections by falsely implicating opposition leaders in criminal cases? Ambassador: Not in national interest to disclose

Journalist: Mr. Ambassador, Indian Parliament has passed a bill that would shift the onus of proof in defamation cases on to the accused and remove protection given to newspapers reporting libelous statements made in the parliament.

 Ambassador: That’s right Journalist: Newspaper editors and opposition leaders have condemned the bill as a drastic measure to kill investigative journalism and they plan to protest its implementation. :

Ambassador: Very correct Journalist: Don’t you think fascist Rajiv would never have dared to pass such a bill if opposition leaders and journalists had tooth and nail opposed draconian measures adopted to suppress Sikh voice against injustice and tyranny?

Ambassador: Not in national interest to disclose.

Journalist: Mr. Ambassador, Mr. Dalbir Singh who shot dead S.S.P. Sital Bass and S.P. Mr. B. S. Brar at Patiala, was, according to Ribeiro’s own admission, a constable who was dismissed for his links with smugglers and was reinstated for the specific task of killing Sikh freedom fighters.

Ambassador: That’s right.

Journalist: He was given two promotions and made an ASI for killing an unarmed Sikh freedom fighter at Chandigarh.

Ambassador: Very correct.

Journalist: Don’t you think Ribeiro should be arrested and prosecuted for illegally eliminating Sikhs through such killer squads?

Ambassador: Not in national interest to disclose.

Article extracted from this publication >> September 9, 1988