New Delhi: AAP leader Jarnail Singh on Wednesday demanded that a state-level special investigation team (SIT) be set up to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

AAP MLA demanded SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Reuters

AAP MLA demanded SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Reuters

The AAP MLA told the Delhi Assembly that a large number of people in his constituency is still waiting for justice. “Residents of many pockets in Tilak Vihar are still waiting for justice. Even during the last term we made an SIT to probe riot cases,” Singh said.

“The central government has also made an independent team so we have to see how we can work together in investigating the cases,” Singh said.

“Around 17 kin of Sikhs killed in the 1984 riots were compensated Rs 5 lakh by the central government. But now other victims of the area have started questioning us about the compensation,” Singh said in the Assembly.

Singh also condemned CBI’s move to file a closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots case.

PTI

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AAP MLA demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riots