To probe the circumstances that led to riots in Kanpur in 1984, the Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), an official release said on Tuesday.
The riots took place following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Within six months, the four-member SIT has been asked to submit its report, the release said. SIT will be headed by retired UP Director General of Police Atul.
Other members of the SIT include retired District Judge Subhash Chandra Agarwal and retired Additional Director (Prosecution) Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava, reported news agency PTI.
In August 2017, the apex court had issued a notice to the state government on a petition seeking a SIT probe of the riots, news agency further reported.
In 1984 riots in Kanpur, at least 125 people were killed.