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Posted at: Jan 11, 2018, 12:39 AM; last updated: Jan 11, 2018, 12:39 AM (IST)1984 ANTI-SIKH RIOTS

DSGMC, AAP hail SC decision on new SIT

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 10

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and state ruling party AAP today welcomed a Supreme Court order to constitute a new three-member special investigation team (SIT) to monitor the re-investigation into 186 cases related to the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 which were closed earlier.

The DSGMC president, Manjit Singh (GK), and general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said constituting new SIT to probe the closed 186 cases related to anti-Sikh riots of 1984 gives hope that finally truth would prevail and the Sikhs would get justice in long-awaited cases.

This decision has given much relief to the community. The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) under the leadership of Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal was making all out efforts to get justice for the victims of these cases. 

The SAD had also staged dharnas and protest marches to support its demand of justice for the victims, they said.

AAP leader Jarnail Singh said 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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