Anti-Sikh riots: Amarinder welcomes formation of new SIT

Anti-Sikh riots: Amarinder welcomes formation of new SIT

The court will hear the matter next on 19 March. He was recently in news for heading a one-man panel that probed Haryana land scam allegedly involving Robert Vadra. The cases pertain to the killings during the riots post assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. In December a year ago, the bench had said, "It is an extremely important matter as we have to determine whether the SIT's decision to close the cases was appropriate or not". The death sentence of another accused was commuted to life sentence by the high court itself.

The bench, also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, had yesterday said "we have perused the report of the Supervisory Committee".

When the Centre constituted the SIT in 2014, a total of 293 cases were entrusted to it. It will submit its report in two months.

The new SIT should inquire into the functioning of officers of the Delhi Police who were alleged to have deliberately weakened cases against several Congress leaders, Sukhbir said.

The apex court said the supervisory body, appointed by it has found that out of 241 cases, 186 cases were closed without investigation.

Over two years and three-term extensions later, the SIT finally stated in 2017 that it had closed 241 cases and filed charges in just 12 cases.

Serving IPS officer (2006 batch) Abhishek Dular and retired special DG, BSF and IPS officer (1979 batch) Rajdeep Singh are the other members of the SIT that would probe the cases earlier ordered to be closed by a SIT appointed by the central government in 2015.