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1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses
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1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses
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Kanpur, Sep 20 (TIWN) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in February 2019 to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots cases that took place in Kanpur in 1984 after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, has not yet recorded the statement of a single witness.

A delegation of All-India Riot Victims Relief Committee (AIRVRC), including its two Supreme Court lawyers Gurbaksh Singh Dev and Prasoon Kumar, on Thursday confronted SIT (retired additional director prosecution) member Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava, who denied the charge. He also denied reports about disappearance of files related to the case.

“No file has disappeared. Only, we are unable to locate most of the FIRs or the judicial orders or the papers related to the 1984 cases,” he stated.

The reports of missing files have proved disappointing for the families of Kanpur riot victims, many of whom have relocated to other places in India and aboard.

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