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Punjab CM-led team meets Prez, PM, seeks SIT probe

Punjab CM-led team meets Prez, PM, seeks SIT  probe
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday to press for a Supreme Court-monitored SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in the
capital.

‘We want that a special investigation team be formed and it should probe the cases under the supervision of the Supreme Court. There are  so many cases on which no action has been taken like the Nangloi case which has been pending for 25 years,’ he told reporters after meeting the Prime Minister.

Badal, who was accompanied by his son and state deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, said his party has demanded that government should not appoint its counsels for arguing the cases related to nanti-Sikh riots.

‘They have said that the CBI would appeal in the high court against the (recent verdict on Sajjan Kumar's acquittal) on the issue. We demand that government counsels should not be appointed for it and
they should be outsiders so that justice can be done,’ he said. Badal said they have also demanded that action should be taken in the cases against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler also.

On 30 April, district and sessions judge J R Aryan acquitted Kumar in the 29-year-old case in which he was accused of murder and of instigating a riotous mob that killed five Sikhs in Delhi's cantonment area.

CBI  eventually decided to challenge the decision before Delhi High Court on Sajjan Kumar's acquittal in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by a city court as it has found 'strong grounds' which could form basis of its petition.
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