Srinagar: A Delhi court has directed the chairman of an SIT, set up to re-investigate the 1984 anti- Sikh riot cases, to explain why further probe was carried out in a case while the mandate was to re-visit facts.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Ajay Singh Shekhawat said the reply filed by Special Investigation Team (SIT) chairman on interpretation of expression “investigation/re-investigation as per the mandate given to the SIT” was unsatisfactory.

“In these circumstances, let court notice (be issued) to the chairman, SIT i.e. Anurag to appear in person to clarify on the facts as to why only further investigation was carried out despite the mandate of SIT to investigate/ re-investigate the facts,” the court said.

The matter has been listed for September 13 for clarifications. It passed the order in the 1984 riots case in which the SIT filed a closure report stating that no incriminating direct or circumstantial evidence was available

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