49 anti-Sikh riots cases to be re-investigated, says central government


The Special Investigation Team probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has identified 49 cases for re-investigation, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

In response to a question, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the Government has, vide order dated February 12, 2015 constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for investigating/re-investigating the appropriately serious criminal cases which were filed in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in connection with the 1984 riots and have since been closed.

“Out of the 650 cases registered in connection with anti-Sikh riots, 1984 in Delhi, 49 cases have been identified for re-investigation by SIT as on July 29, 2016,” he said