84 riots: 241 cases closed by SIT to get relook by SC panel

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a supervisory panel of two retired judges to scrutinize 241 cases relating to the 1984 anti- Sikh riots in Delhi. These cases were closed by a special investigation team formed by the NDA government to re investigate them. Thus 241 cases closed by SIT to get relook by SC panel.

A three judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra asked the supervisory panel to give its report in three months. The date has been fixed on November 28.  Further hearing of 241 cases closed by SIT to get relook by SC panel.

Justice Mishra, who didn’t disclose the names of two former Supreme Court Judges to be on the panel, said he would add their names to the former order.

The bench has also issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government on another petition filed by victims of the 1984 riots.  That’s why 241 cases closed by SIT to get relook by SC panel.

It asked petitioner’s counsel Prasoon Kumar to hand over a copy of the petition to Uttar Pradesh Additional Advocate General Aishwarya Bhati and posted the matter for hearing on September 21.

Two years after the Narendra Modi government set up an SIT to re-investigate serious anti- Sikh riots cases. The SIT has managed to file charge sheets only in a very small number of cases.

Almost 3,000 people were killed, most of them in Delhi, in the riots. Even they have broken out the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

Senior counsel Arvind Datar and HS Phoolka, has told the Bench that only cases were going on. They demanded that the trial in these cases be conducted on a day-to- day basis.

The order that 241 cases closed by SIT to get relook by SC panel. This order came after Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta gave an update on the cases being re- investigated by SIT.

 

 

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