UP government constitutes SIT to probe 1984 Kanpur riots

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LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe the circumstances that led to riots in Kanpur in 1984 following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

 

“The four-member SIT, to be headed by retired UP Director General of Police Atul, has been asked to submit its report within six months”, an official release said Tuesday night.

As per the report, other members of the SIT include retired District Judge Subhash Chandra Agarwal and retired Additional Director (Prosecution) Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava. it will also include a senior level officer from the UP police.

The riots broke out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her two Sikh bodyguards. At least 125 people were killed in 1984 riots in Kanpur

In August 2017, the apex court had issued a notice to the state government on a petition seeking a SIT probe of the riots.

 

With inputs from PTI

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