Pramod Asthana (IPS:1986:MT) to head SIT on 1984 riots


MHAPramod Asthana (IPS:1986:MT) will head a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to initiate a fresh investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He is currently serving as Director (Res), Research & Correctional Division, BPRD.

The other two members are Shri Kumar Gynash (IPS:1986:UT), Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, and Rakesh Kapoor, a retired District and Session Judge. The Ministry of Home Affairs has empowered the SIT to reinvestigate those criminal cases that had been filed during the riots but remain closed.

The SIT will re-examine the records afresh and will have powers to file a chargesheet in a court. It has been given six months to complete its work.


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