The Centre on Wednesday knowledgeable the Supreme Court docket that it has accepted the report of a committee headed former Delhi Excessive Court docket decide S N Dhingra implicating a number of Delhi Police personnel within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and mentioned it will take motion accordingly.
This submission was made by Solicitor Normal (SG) Tushar Mehta earlier than a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant in the course of the listening to of a petition filed by Gurlad Singh Kahlon, a member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee, looking for an inquiry into the position of 62 policemen within the riots.
The courtroom had constituted a particular investigation staff (SIT) on January 11, 2018 headed by Justice Dhingra, retired IPS officer Rajdeep Singh and IPS officer Abhishek Dular, to oversee and additional probe the 1984 riots circumstances. The closure report within the circumstances had been filed earlier.
The committee report had mentioned one in all then Station Home Officers (SHO) of the police was complicit with the rioters.
It additionally mentioned the Delhi authorities, defendants and police didn’t file the studies in courtroom on time.
The report famous the state authorities solely filed their report in 10 circumstances and these had been the 10 FIRs through which all of the accused had been acquitted.
When Kahlon’s plea got here up for listening to, the SG submitted within the apex courtroom that the central authorities has accepted the Dhingra panel report on the position of many Delhi Police personnel within the riots.
Mehta mentioned the Centre will take motion accordingly.
R S Suri, the counsel for the petitioner, sought time to file recommendations on the report submitted by the SIT. The courtroom granted the permission for a similar.
In one other case associated to the riots, the apex courtroom granted parole of 4 weeks to Balwan Khokhar, a co-accused with former Congress chief Sajjan Kumar, following his father’s loss of life. Khokhar and Kumar had been sentenced to life imprisonment for his or her position within the riots.