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UP govt forms SIT to probe 2 anti-Sikh riot cases

LUCKNOW: The state executive on Tuesday constituted a four-member Special Investigation Team to probe the criminal instances registered at two police stations of Kanpur in 1984 in reference to anti-Sikh riots. SIT will have a six-month tenure.

The executive has shaped the SIT following a directive from the Supreme Court on a writ petition filed through one Manjit Singh in 2017. The SC had directed the state to shape SIT to probe the FIRs registered at two police stations of Kanpur — Bazaria and Nazirabad. It had also directed the federal government to re-investigate the instances through which the general record was once filed in absence of evidence.

SIT can be headed former UP DGP Atul Gupta and its different individuals can be former judge Subhash Chandra Agarwal and former additional director prosecution Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava. SSP Kanpur can be its member secretary.

The executive has asked the SIT to inspect the FIRs filed during anti-Sikh riots through which the police has filed a final record. If the SIT unearths any loopholes or anomalies within the FIRs it could possibly probe it further. SIT may even re-examine the instances through which the named accused were not held to blame through the court docket. If during examination of any case, SIT unearths loopholes and no enchantment or a writ has been issued then executive will lend a hand to start up it.

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