India: 1984 Sikh Genocide – Supreme Court Grants Special Investigation Team 2 More Months

DELHI: The Supreme Court has granted the Special Investigation Team probing 186 cases relating to the 1984 Sikh genocide, a further two months to complete their investigation.

A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer extended the time after the SIT informed then that more than 50 per cent of the work has been done and a further two months were required to complete the investigation.

The apex court also issued a notice to parties on a plea by petitioner Gurlad Singh Kahlon, a member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, seeking inquiry into role of 62 policemen named in the genocide.

The apex court had on January 11 last year constituted the SIT headed by former Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra and comprising retired IPS officer Rajdeep Singh and serving IPS officer Abhishek Dular to supervise further probe into the 186 genocide cases, in which closure reports had been filed earlier.

However, the SIT presently has only two members as Singh had declined to be a part of the team on “personal grounds”.