1984 riots: SC appoints panel to scrutinise 241 cases
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a supervisory body comprising two former-apex court judges to examine the SIT's decision to close 241 cases in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots matter.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also asked the body to scrutinise the SIT's justification in closing the riots- related cases and directed it to submit a report within three months.
"We constitute a supervisory body of two-former Supreme Court judges who shall scrutinise 199 matters and find out that SIT was justifiable in closing down...
"At this juncture, senior advocate H S Phoolka (appearing for one of the riots victim) submits that there are 42 other cases where investigation has been closed down. The newly appointed body can look into this as well," the bench, also comprising Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, said.
The order came after Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the court that it was for the bench to decide and take a final call in the matter.