A Special Investigation Team has concluded that none of the 199 riot cases post-Indira Gandhi's assassination can be probed afresh. A callous judiciary and an incompetent Delhi Police played the spoilsport
The SIT concluded that the “lack of interest shown by the police...” during the early stages and the manner in which judges “routinely” handed out acquittals to accused ensured that “there is no possibility of further investigation” in any of the 199 cases it scrutinized.
Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, head of Sikh religious sect Damdami Taksal, was killed along with his armed followers during 'Operation Blue Star' launched by Indian Army at Golden Temple Complex on June 1984.
Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa also lashed out at the Congress over the continuance of Kamal Nath as Chief Minister despite his alleged involvement in the 1984 riots targeting the Sikh community.
This is the first meeting between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the recently-concluded general elections, in which BJP secured a massive mandate and Congress lost heavily in Madhya Pradesh.