New Team To Look Into 186 Anti-Sikh Riots Cases, Says Supreme Court

To examine anti-Sikh riots cases pending since 1984, an SIT was formed by the Narendra Modi government in 2015 after a special committee appointed by the centre recommended such a move

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New Team To Look Into 186 Anti-Sikh Riots Cases, Says Supreme Court

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Anti-Sikh Riots Cases: A court-appointed supervisory panel said 186 cases were not probed by the SIT

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe 186 cases relating to the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. This comes after a supervisory panel appointed by the court submitted a report that 186 cases were closed without a probe.

Last year, the top court had formed a body comprising two of its former judges -- Justices JM Panchal and KSP Radhakrishnan -- to look into 293 cases. 

S Gurlad Singh Kahlon, a member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, had moved court demanding that a special probe team be set up. He had argued that neither has the probe been completed by an earlier probe team in any of these cases, nor any chargesheet filed.

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An SIT was formed by the Narendra Modi government in 2015 after a special committee appointed by the centre recommended such a move to examine anti-Sikh riots case pending since 1984. The team was headed by IPS officer Pramod Asthana and had ex-district judge Rakesh Kapoor and additional DCP Kumar Gyanesh as its members.

As per today's court order, a retired high court judge, one serving and one retired IPS officer will be on the new probe team. The court will name the members tomorrow.

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