New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): Senior lawyer H S Phoolka, on Friday said that the missing files of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) related to the 1984-anti Sikh riots ordered by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his 49-day-old government had no bearing with the current SIT formed by the Centre.
“I am told by the media that some part of the file pertaining to that order of the Delhi Government is missing, but that has no bearing on the present SIT because it has been constituted by the Central government,” Phoolka told ANI.
“The SIT constituted by the Centre has been constituted last year and that is one SIT which is continuing,” he added.
Phoolka further said the previous SIT which was ordered by the Kejriwal government in 2014 during its 49-day government was never made functional and that after Kejriwal resigned the Lieutenant Governor did not constitute any SIT.
“It has no bearing on the present SIT formed by the Centre. The question of delay in the function could have been answered if the SIT would have been formed,” he added.
According to reports a file on constitution of the SIT to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh carnage is reportedly missing from Delhi Home Department since March 16, 2015.
The file was reportedly marked to then city home minister Jitender Singh Tomar, now on bail in a case over his fake degrees.
The “missing file” issue surfaced at a critical juncture for the Aam Aadmi Party, as it plans to contest the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections.
The AAP government has time and again raised the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue.
It had recently given an additional Rs 5 lakhs in compensation to families of the riot victims.(ANI)