The court was told that out of the 250 cases which were investigated by the SIT, closure reports were filed in 241.
Nine cases are being investigated by the SIT, while two cases are being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the ASG told the court.
The matter was fixed for hearing on November 28.
The apex court had on March 24 asked the Centre to place before it the files pertaining to the 199 cases of the anti- Sikh riots which the special investigation team (SIT) set up by the Home Ministry had decided to “close”.
The SIT is headed by Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, and has Rakesh Kapoor, a retired district and sessions judge, besides Kumar Gyanesh, an additional deputy commissioner of Delhi Police, as its members.
Anti-Sikh riots, which had broke out after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, had claimed 2,733 lives in Delhi alone.
The government had earlier filed a status report on the probe conducted by the SIT in the cases.
The report was filed pursuant to the court’s January 16 direction asking the government to file a “comprehensive report” on the status of the probe conducted by the SIT on a plea seeking a court-supervised investigation.
Senior advocate Arvind Datar, representing petitioner S Gurlad Singh Kahlon, had earlier told the bench that a total of 293 riots related cases were taken up for scrutiny by the three-member SIT and it had decided to close 199 of them after scrutiny.
Kahlon, a member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, had sought the court’s direction for setting up an SIT to ensure speedy justice to riots victims.
( Source – PTI )