Delegation meets Prez on 1984 probe
A delegation including former Army Chief Gen JJ Singh (retd) and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday and requested him to ask the Supreme Court to immediately notify the name of third member of the SIT formed to supervise probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases.
“Even after 34 years and 11 commissions (formed and quashed), the Sikh community is being made to run from pillar to post for justice,” the representation submitted to the President stated.
“The SIT, which was supposed to give its report within two to three months, is not able to function in the absence of a member,” Lekhi said. The SIT has been empowered to examine afresh evidence in cases, which had even been closed. The constitution of the new SIT, however, was delayed as a former IPS officer declined to be its member.