NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a supervisory panel of two retired judges to scrutinise 241 cases relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. The cases were closed by a Special Investigation Team formed by the present government for a re-investigation.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra has asked the supervisory panel to submit its report in three months. However, details of former judges who would be on the panel have not yet been disclosed. The court also issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on another petition filed by victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots from Kanpur demanding an SIT probe into the killing of more than 125 people.
During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that in March, 199 cases were closed as the trial had not moved and an investigation was on in another 59 cases. He also submitted that 42 cases had further been closed, while chargesheets were filed in 12 and investigations were pending in five.