Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday termed as an "eyewash" the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Centre to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow his government to set up one.
"SIT (constituted by the central government) had been set up on February 12, 2015. It was slated to file its report on August 12, 2015...SIT failed to reopen even single case! Now, apprehension is growing in the minds of people that this SIT was just an eyewash and you (PM) formed an ineffective SIT..," Kejriwal said in a letter to the Prime Minister.
He also said files of any of the case related to 1984 massacre was not with the Delhi government but all records and file were with the central government.
"I would urge you to either get your SIT to do something, or kindly wind up this SIT and allow Delhi Government to set up an SIT, which will do proper investigation and get justice for the victims. It's been 32 years and any further delay would only hamper the hope for justice," the Delhi CM said.