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SAD welcomes new SIT for anti-Sikh riot cases

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The (SAD) today hailed the Supreme Court's decision to constitute a fresh Special Investigation Team (SIT) to monitor a probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases.

The victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were unable to get justice for 33 years, and former deputy CM was quoted as saying in a statement released here.

It was of utmost importance to speed up the investigation and bring the guilty to books, said.

"Thirty-three years have been lost. Many witnesses have passed away. Many others have become very old and infirm. We must ensure speedy trials to ensure those who perpetrated the anti-Sikh genocide do not escape justice," he added.

The new SIT should inquire into the functioning of officers of the Police who were alleged to have deliberately weakened cases against several leaders, Sukhbir said.

The Supreme today said it would constitute a fresh three-member SIT, to be headed by a former high judge, to monitor probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases, that followed the assassination of former in 1984, in which investigations were closed.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:25 IST