The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is re-investigating 58 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has submitted a report to the Supreme Court
about the progress of its probe.
The three-member SIT
submitted the report to an Apex Court bench of Justice Dipak Misra
and Justice R Banumathi, which had last month sought a report from the SIT.
The report was submitted in the Supreme Court
a few days ago giving details of the investigation done so far, a Home Ministry official said.
Full contents of the report was not known immediately.
According to officials, the SIT
is said to have conveyed to the Supreme Court
that investigation in most of the cases have almost been completed.
was set up by the Home Ministry to re-investigate appropriately serious criminal cases filed in the National
Capital Territory of Delhi
relating to the 1984 riots.
A total of 3,325 people were killed in the 1984 riots in which Delhi
alone accounted for 2,733 deaths, while the rest occurred in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states.
Police had closed 241 cases citing lack of evidence. Justice Nanavati Commission
had recommended reopening of only four of them.
had reopened and reinvestigated only four cases. In two of them, the probe agency had filed a charge sheet and in one, five persons, including a former MLA, were convicted.
was set up on February 12, 2015, following a recommendation by the Home Ministry-appointed Justice (retd) G P Mathur committee.
The three-member SIT
comprises two Inspector General-rank IPS officers and a judicial officer.
has also questioned Congress leader Sajjan Kumar thrice and asked him questions about the allegations that he instigated a mob in Janakpuri on November 1, 1984, which led to the killing of two Sikhs — Sohan Singh and his son-in-law Avtar Singh.
This particular case was earlier closed by CBI, citing lack of evidence against Kumar.
Apart from Kumar, the SIT
also examined several other persons, including some Delhi
Police officers, who had earlier handled the probe.