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AAP welcomes SC decision for new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi's ruling today welcomed a Supreme order to constitute a new three-member special investigation team to monitor the re-investigation into 186 cases related to the in 1984 which were closed earlier.

leader Jarnail Singh, fighting for the families affected by the anti-Sikh riots, also urged the Supreme to direct the CBI, or an independent investigation agency, to investigate the cases.

"We have no in Police, which was directly involved in killings and made the biggest cover up in the history of India," Singh alleged.

"The cases should be monitored by Supreme as it was done in riot cases and resulted in a few convictions," he added.

Large-scale riots had broken out in in the aftermath of the assassination of then 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 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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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:55 IST