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SUF welcomes SC's decision for reinvestigation of 1984 Sikh massacre

AAP welcomes SC decision for new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh SAD welcomes new SIT for anti-Sikh riot cases
Johnnie Parks | 11 January, 2018, 21:52

Besides Justice Dhingra, retired IG rank officer Rajdeep Singh and serving IPS officer Abhishek Dular would be part of the SIT, which has been asked to submit its status report within two months. The Court to further hear the matter on 19 March, reported PTI. He was recently in news for heading a one-man panel that probed Haryana land scam allegedly involving Robert Vadra.

Large-scale riots had broken out in the national capital in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two Sikh security guards on the morning of October 31, 1984.

The Centre had earlier reportedly said that of the 250 cases, which were probed by the SIT, closure reports were filed in 241 cases.

SIT had earlier closed 186 cases connected to the anti-Sikh riots. Kishori Lal, dubbed as the "butcher of Trilokpuri", was among those sentenced by Dhingra.

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When the Centre constituted the SIT in 2014, a total of 293 cases were entrusted to it.

The apex court said the supervisory body, appointed by it has found that out of 241 cases, 186 cases were closed without investigation.

"The cases should be monitored by Supreme Court as it was done in Gujarat riot cases and resulted in a few convictions", he added. It had said that the remaining 9 were still being investigated by the SIT while 2 cases were being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Following the rat race of forming SIT, the SCI on Wednesday ordered the formation of yet another SIT to re-investigate the cases pertaining to Sikh massacre of 1984.

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