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Supreme Court decides to examine each of 199 cases closed by SIT in 1984 anti-Sikh Riots

March,25,2017:

Modi Govt had set up an SIT to re-investigate serious anti-Sikh riots cases of 1984 that had been closed.

Supreme Court has asked Centre to produce files pertaining to the 199 cases relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots closed by Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was set up to re-investigate them.

Apex Court Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that files should be produced before it in three weeks and posted matter for hearing on April 25,2017.

SC to revisit 1984 Riots Cases
SC to revisit 1984 Riots Cases

Two years after Narendra Modi Government had set up an SIT to re-investigate the serious anti-Sikh riots cases of 1984 that had been closed, SIT has filed charge-sheets only in four of 59 cases taken up for further probe.

Almost 3,000 people were killed, most of them in Delhi, in Anti-Sikh riots that broke out following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

Status report filed in Supreme Court last month, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said 38 of the cases taken up for further the probe have been closed while 17 were still under investigation.

 

SIT had examined and recorded statements of more than 1,000 witnesses, including one witness from New York through video conferencing with Assistance of Consulate General of India, New York and Ministry of External Affairs.

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