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SC wants status report on anti-Sikh riot’s SIT probe

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Source: vishvatimes

The Supreme Court on Monday sought after a detailed status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by a Special Investigation Team  (SIT), set up in 2014. A bench including Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R. Banumathi demanded the report after a petitioner S. Gurlad Singh Kahlon said court that the SIT has failed in carrying out the investigation.

Earlier, the court adjourned the issue for next hearing on Feb 20, after the Centre told that additional investigations was on in 21 out of the total of 221 cases.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots was a series of brutal attacks aimed at the Sikh community. It was initiated by anti-Sikh mobs after the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

As per the official report, around 2800 deaths were reported across the country, out of which 2100 were from Delhi alone. The mob during the riot killed any Sikh men or women they could find. Their shops and houses were destroyed.

The brutality was at such extent that armed mobs blocked buses and trains pulling out Sikh passengers to be doused with kerosene and burnt alive in and around Delhi.There were also several incidences of Sikh being dragged out from their homes and hacked to death with sharp weapons.  The women from the particular community were reportedly gang-raped.