Addressing a congregation as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev here, the SAD president said that more than 100 Sikhs were brutally killed in Bokaro in 1984.
The Congress leader said that the SIT was acting as a political arm of the BJP, just like the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate.
When contacted, a Power Department official said the process was underway and the scheme will be extended to all the families soon.
The bench said the plea would be heard in May 2020 during the summer vacation by a vacation bench.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, granted relief to the accused persons on their appeal challenging a Delhi High Court order.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that an Akali Dal delegation met the SIT Chairman and provided the details of the witnesses.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Ex-Cong leader Sajjan Kumar moves HC seeking time till January 31 to surrender
Advocate Anil Sharma, representing Kumar, said they need some more time to file an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the high court's verdict.
Khurshid, while referring to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the Babri Masjid demolition, said the Congress had blood on its hand, a remark that was quickly disowned by his party.
Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday accused former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of supervising the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra perused the records and said summon was issued to the main prosecution witness only once during the trial.
According to court sources, Kaur told the court that she saw Congress leader Sajjan Kumar instigate a mob in the national capital's Sultanpuri area in 1984.
The Central Bureau of Investigation told Verma that they have postponed his polygraph test as the lie detection machine has broken down.
It urged the central government to ensure comprehensive reparations for the victims and the survivors, enact a law to respond to communal violence among other things.
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the plea filed by Gurlad Singh Kahlon in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases till 6th December.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the plea filed by Gurlad Singh Kahlon in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases.