UP government sets up SIT to probe 1984 anti-sikh riots

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The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circumstances that led to riots in Kanpur in 1984 following then prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, an official said.

The four-member SIT, to be headed by former director general of police Atul has been asked to submit its report within six months of tenure, the release said.

Other members of the SIT include retired District Judge Subhash Chandra Agarwal and retired Additional Director (Prosecution) Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava.

Over 100 people were killed in 1984 riots in Kanpur after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.