1984 riots: AISSF welcomes recommendation for SIT probe in riots case

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Jamshedpur, Feb 2: The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) on Monday welcomed the recommendation of a government-appointed committee to re-investigate the anti-Sikh riot cases through a Special Investigation Team.      

"We welcome the recommendation of the committee for fresh probe by SIT into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi," said AISSF President (Bihar-Jharkhand), Satnam Singh Gambhir.

1984 riots: AISSF welcomes recommendation for SIT probe in riots case
Gambhir said AISSF had been demanding constitution of a SIT to probe afresh the anti-Sikh riots in the country.

A government-appointed committee has recommended constitution of a SIT for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retd) GP Mathur has submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week and recommended fresh probe of the anti-Sikh riot cases through a Special Investigation Team, official sources said.

An order to this effect is likely after the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls as the Model Code of Conduct is in place in the national capital now, the sources said.

The anti-Sikhs riots were triggered after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984. Of the 3,325 victims, 2,733 were killed in Delhi alone while the rest were from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states.

BJP had earlier demanded re-investigation into all anti-Sikh riot cases.

PTI 

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