The Home Ministry is learnt to have given a green signal to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, within a week.
After the GP Mathur committee submitted a report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the beginning of February, it was decided that an SIT would be constituted after the Delhi Assembly elections. The committee, headed by retired SC Judge GP Mathur, was set up in December 2014 to explore the possibilities of setting up an SIT.
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The anti-Sikhs riots had broken out after the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.
The Justice Nanavati Commission had recommended reopening of only four of 241 cases which had been closed. However, the BJP has sought re-investigation into all the other 237 cases. ens