British govt orders probe on alleged collusion of SAS in Operation Bluestar

New Delhi/January 14
Amid furious reactions by Sikh bodies over documents revealing country’s special forces involvement in flushing out hardliners from Amritsar’s Golden Temple in 1984, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday ordered a probe into alleged collusion of country’s elite force, Special Air Service (SAS) in Operation Bluestar.
As per reports, a researcher of Charity Watch organisation Phil Miller discovered the documents that state that Britain’s SAS had advised the then Indira Gandhi led Indian government of flushing out Sikh hardliners from Golden Temple months before the Operation Bluestar took place at the site in June 1984.
As the documents become public, British PM David Cameron asked cabinet secretary to probe the case immediately and establish the veracity of such claims. Britain’s Foreign office, however, clarified that any request today for advice on a situation by any government of world is evaluated with full ministerial oversight and proper legal advice.
The alleged documents belongs to the era of former British PM Margaret Thatcher and her negotiations at that time with Indian government regarding arms sale to India.
Meanwhile, Sikh bodies across the world have expressed their shock and disappointment over the alleged involvement of British government and its elite forces in planning attack on Sikh’s prominent religious place, the Golden Temple Complex including Sri Harmandir Sahib and Sri Akal Takht Sahib.