SC forms body to examine SIT decision to close 199 cases in 1984 riots

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SC forms body to examine SIT decision to close 199 cases in 1984 riots
SC forms body to examine SIT decision to close 199 cases in 1984 riots

The Supreme Court today appointed a supervisory body of two former-apex court judges to scrutinize the Special Investigation Team decision to close 199 cases in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Justice Dipak Misra, headed the bench and also asked the body to examine the SIT’s decision to close additional 42 riots- related cases.

The supervisory body has been asked to examine the matter and submit a report on the same within three months by the top court.

The further hearing will be held on November 28 in the court on the same.

The apex court had on March 24 asked the Centre to place before it the files pertaining to the 199 cases of the anti- Sikh riots which the special investigation team set up by the Home Ministry has decided to “close”.

The SIT is headed by Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, and has Rakesh Kapoor, a retired district and sessions judge, besides Kumar Gyanesh, an additional deputy commissioner of Delhi Police, as its members for the case investigation.

Anti-Sikh riots that broke out after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had claimed 2,733 lives in Delhi itself.

-PTC News