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AAP, Akali Dal demand SIT probe into 1984 riots

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014 15:26 hrs

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party as well as the Akali Dal on Wednesday demanded a SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi admitted some party members' involvement in the violence.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday morning to submit his request demanding a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe. "The meeting went on for around half an hour. The LG has ensured that his request would be considered and the prime minister (Manmohan Singh) will be informed," an official said.

Akali Dal Delhi president Manjit Singh G.K. told reporters that now that Rahul Gandhi has acknowledged the role of Congress leaders in the riots, he should take action against them too. "We don't want an apology but action against the culprits in the 1984 riots. We demand a SIT probe," Singh said, adding that an agitation would be organised outside the Congress party's headquarters at 24 Akbar Road Thursday morning.



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