SIT to probe '84 riot cases that never reached court

Many skeletons are supposed to tumble if the probe in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots is shifted to the Special Investigative Team, which Arvind Kejriwal has announced to constitute.

The chief minister has categorically said that chargesheets in many cases are pending with the investigative agency for the past 15-20 years and they have not moved to court.
“There are many cases during the 1984 riots where police have not even filed a chargesheet in court. In one such case, police put up the investigation and lodged an FIR in 1987 and then prepared a chargesheet 1992, but they never moved to court,” he said.
The SIT will probe dozens of pending cases including those of veteran Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler.

A senior Delhi government official said that the government will not let any culprit of the riots roam free.

“Apart from the SIT’s unbiased probe, a never-like-before legal support in court will help in quick disposal of the case. The slow investigation of police clearly indicates that they are trying to save someone. We will ensure that every riot victim should get justice as they have been waiting for 30 years,” he said.

Kejriwal also accused Congress for not acting as its name was involved in the riot and accused the BJP for just demanding for an SIT even when they were in power.
“We cannot expect from the party whose name has been surfaced in the riots to do anything. The BJP also did nothing for victims of the anti-Sikh riots,” he said.

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