Sunday, February 16, 2014

L-G backs Kejriwal's demand to form a SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday backed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's demand to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi Cabinet on February 6 had announced that a SIT will probe the riots.
"The Delhi Cabinet has asked the Lieutenant Governor to form a SIT to look into the 1984 riots. Cases which were closed will be opened again and if required, will be filed afresh," Delhi minister Manish Sisodia had said. He also said that SIT members would be from outside Delhi.
Kejriwal had recently met Jung on SIT probe into the communal riots. The CM's move came after an interview by Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi who refused to apologise for the violence.
"First of all, I wasn't involved in the riots at all. It wasn't that I was a part of it," Rahul had told to a news channel.
Thousands of Sikh men and women were killed during the violence which broke out after the then prime minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her Sikh bodyguards on October 30, 1984.
Thirty years since the riots, only 28 people have been convicted in the case.

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