1984 Sikh Genocide: Supervisory Committee to Scrutinize 199 Closed Cases

NEW DELHI—The two member Supervisory committee will start scrutinizing 199 cases pertaining to the 1984 Sikh genocide.  The committee will commence its work from September 5.  Notably, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which was setup to investigate these cases had filed a closure report earlier.

Retired Judges of the Supreme Court Justice J.M. Panchal and Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan have been appointed in the two members Supervisory Committee appointed by a three member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. The Supervisory Committee has been directed to submit its report within three months. Sikh Genocide

It may be recalled here that acting on a petition moved by a former Delhi Gurdwara Committee (DSGMC) member Gurlad Singh Kahlon seeking Supreme Court’s supervision over working of SIT, a three member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra on August 17 had appointed a two member Supervisory committee to scrutinize 241 cases of 1984 Sikh genocide in which the SIT had filed closure report. The names of Judges appointed in the Supervisory committee were kept confidential at that time.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) was appointed by Narendra Modi led Union government of India in February, 2015. Initially, the SIT was asked to submit its report within six months but later it tenure was dramatically increased in consecutive step and till now it hasn’t shown any result to bring the culprits of Sikh genocide to justice. 


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