ALSO READ186 anti-Sikh riots cases to be re-investigated 1984 riots: Ex Cong councillor urges HC not to go for re-trial SC to form fresh SIT to monitor probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot SC for fresh SIT to monitor probe in 186 anti-Sikh riot cases SC orders new SIT to probe 186 closed anti-Sikh riot cases
Delhi's ruling AAP today welcomed a Supreme Court order to constitute a new three-member special investigation team to monitor the re-investigation into 186 cases related to the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 which were closed earlier.
Large-scale riots had broken out in Delhi in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two Sikh security guards on October 31, 1984. The violence claimed 2,733 lives in the national capital alone.
Deciding to set up a new SIT, the Supreme Court today held that the previous SIT had not carried out further probe into the 186 cases in which closure reports were filed.
It said a supervisory body it had appointed found that out of 241 cases, 186 cases were closed without investigation.
On August 16 last year, the court had appointed the supervisory panel to examine the SIT's decision to close 241 cases.
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