Special public prosecutors for '84 riots cases

CBI appoints additional solicitor general as SPP

PTI | February 8, 2010



The CBI informed the Delhi High Court on Saturday that senior advocates have been appointed as special public prosecutors to handle the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases before the court.

Advocate Vikas Pahwa, appearing for CBI, informed the high court that senior advocate R S Cheema and Y K Saxena have been appointed to handle trial court cases while additional solicitor general A S Chandhiok will be handling 84'riots cases in the High Court.

Similarly, the Delhi High Court submitted that senior advocate B S Joon will be handling its trial court cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots while senior advocate H J S Ahluwalia will be handling cases pending in the High Court.

CBI's response came after the Delhi High Court pulled it up for treating the cases in an insensitive way and asked its director to appoint senior advocates as special public prosecutors on the lines of Gujarat riots cases.

The court had made these observations while hearing a PIL filed by an NGO 'November-84 Carnage Justice Committee' seeking its direction to appoint special law officers and to monitor the cases on a day-to-day basis.

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