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SN Dhingra (Retd) to head SIT probe

Anti-Sikh riots

Agencies, New Delhi

Justice (retd) Shiv Narayan Dhingra of the Delhi High Court will head the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which will re-investigate 186 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Within two months from today,the SIT will file an first interim report to the Supreme Court.An apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, passed the order on Thursday.

It fixed March 19 for the next hearing of the case.

The bench also said, in its order, that retired Indian Police Service officer, Rajdeep Singh and serving IPS officer, Avishek Dullar, will the other two members of the SIT to re-investigate 186 cases pertaining to the riots.

The earlier SIT had closed the probe into these 186 cases.

BJP not interested is acting in ‘84 riots case: AAP

After the Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it will entrust as many as 186 anti-Sikh riot cases from 1984 to a new Special Investigation Team, the Aam Aadmi party on Thursday asked the BJP why was the saffron party not interested in acting against those involved in 1984 Sikh riots.

Addressing a press conference here, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Jarnail Singh and Avatar Singh Kalkaji said,’ whether it is 1984 Sikh riots or 2002, the BJP has taken no action against the guilty. ‘

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