Uttar Pradesh govt forms SIT on Sikh riots of Kanpur in 1984

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has announced to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circumstances that led to riots in Kanpur in 1984 following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. 
  • The SIT has been asked to submit its report in 6 months.  
  • The four-member SIT will be headed by retired Director General of Police (DGP), Atul.
  • Other members of the team include retired District Judge Subhash Chandra Agarwal and retired Additional Director (Prosecution) Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava. One serving police officer of SP or SSP rank will also be the part of the team.
  • In August 2017, the apex court had issued a notice to the state government on a petition seeking a SIT probe of the riots

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