The top court named its former judges, Justice JM Panchal and Justice K S P Radhakrishnan, as members of the supervisory body and asked them to start functioning from September 5.
The court said the supervisory body would scrutinise the Special Investigation Team's (SIT) decision to close 199 riots related cases and would also examine whether it was justified. "We constitute a supervisory body of two former judges of this court, namely Justice J M Panchal and Justice KSP Radhakrishnan, who shall scrutinise the 199 matters which have been closed and express the view whether there was justification to close the cases," a bench headed by Justice
Dipak Misra said in its order of August 16, before he was elevated as the Chief Justice of India.
The Supreme court, in the order uploaded today, asked the panel to file a report in the matter within three months. "The supervisory body is requested to file a report within three months. The said supervising body shall be given requisite assistance which the Union of India shall provide.
The top 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 SIT, set up by the Home Ministry, had 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.
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