SC appoints panel to examine 241 anti-Sikh riot cases


New Delhi, Aug 16: The Supreme Court today appointed a committee chaired by two of its former judges to examine the justification for closure of 241 anti-Sikh riot cases, which has been probed by the Special Investigation Team.

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar directed the Supervisory panel to examine the 1984 riot cases and submit its report within three months.

The order came after the Central government on Wednesday left it to the court to take a final call over the matter.

The Apex Court was told around 250 cases were investigated by the SIT, the closure report was filed in 241 cases.

While the Central Bureau of Investigation is investigating two cases.

Wefornews Bureau

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