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Lalit Maken

Member of Parliament

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16 October 1951 (age 34-35)

1985 (aged 34-35), Kirti Nagar, New Delhi

Harjinder Singh Jinda, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Sukhdev Singh Sukha

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Lalit Maken was a Member of parliament, a political leader of Indian National Congress and a labour union leader. Maken was the son-in-law of late President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.


Delhi Congress leader Lalit Maken at an event in New Delhi on November 28, 1984.

In the year of 1984, He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Member of parliament, a directly elected lower house of the Parliament of India from South Delhi of India. He was a metropolitan Councillor prior to his election to Parliament of India. He was an extremely promising young politician and a popular trade union leader.

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Sikh Massacre of 1984

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Maken was alleged to be involved in the killings of innocent Sikhs during 1984 Anti-SikhGenocid. In a 31-page booklet titled 'Who Are The Guilty', People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) listed 227 people who led the mobs, which killed up to 3,000 Sikhs over three days. Lalit Maken's name was third on the list. However his daughter Avantika does not believe that her father was involved in the anti Sikh pogrom, she believe that her father was a secular man and he was a threat to many established Congress leaders


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Maken and his wife Gitanjali, the daughter of future president Shankar Dayal Sharma, were gunned down by Harjinder Singh Jinda, Sukhdev Singh Sukha and Ranjit Singh Gill alias Kukki for his involvement in Riots outside Mr. Maken's Kirti Nagar residence in West Delhi on 31 July 1985 Lalit Maken was gunned down, when he was moving towards his car parked across the road from his house in Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. All three assailants continued firing even as Maken ran towards his house for cover. Maken's wife Geetanjali and a visitor, Balkishan, were also caught in the firing, and all the three died on the spot. The assailants escaped on their scooters. Lalit Maken,Mrs Gitanjali Maken and Balkishen were taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The postmortem examination's were conducted by a team of doctors headed by Dr T D Dogra.

Police later arrested Sukhdev Singh Sukha in the year of 1986 and Harjinder Singh Jinda in the year of 1987. Both of them were later sentenced to death for the murder of Indian Army general Arun Shridhar Vaidya (architect of Operation Blue Star) and on 9 October 1992, they were hanged in Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in Indian state of Maharashtra. As per Indian request, Ranjit Singh "Gill" was arrested by Interpol in New Jersey, USA on 14 May 1987, a federal magistrate approved his extradition on 6 February 1988 after he requested to go back home(the request was earlier denied thrice) and he was deported back to India in February 2000 after lengthy legal cases and was sentenced to life imprisonment on 24 February 2003. Finally his life sentence was commuted on 20 May 2009.


Former Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Ajay Maken is his nephew. His only child (daughter) Avantika Maken is married to Ashok Tanwar, Ex-President of Indian Youth Congress and Member of Parliament. Both Ajay Maken and Avantika Maken repeatedly pleaded for the release of Lalit Maken’s alleged killer Ranjit Singh Gill alias Kukki.


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