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SC asks Centre to file status report on 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

The Supreme Court today directed the Central Government to file a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R. Banumathi sought the

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 16, 2017 13:50 IST ]
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The Supreme Court today directed the Central Government to file a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases.

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R. Banumathi sought the report as petitioner S Gurlad Singh Kahlon told the court that the Special Investigation Team has utterly failed in carrying out the probe.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar had fixed the next date of the hearing on February 20.

The Centre earlier told the court that further investigation was on in 21 out of the total of 221 cases.

A Delhi Court had on December 21 last year granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots case on the condition that he would cooperate with the investigation agency and not leave country without permission.

The Delhi High Court had earlier on November 4 last year rejected Kumar's plea to change the judge hearing the case.

Kumar's case was transferred to the Patiala House Court by the High Court, which directed the district judge to video record the proceedings. Kumar has been accused of instigating a mob for killing two Sikhs - Sohan Singh and his son Avtar Singh - in Delhi's Janakpuri area on November 1, 1984.

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