A four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been set up by the Uttar Pradesh government to investigate the circumstances which led to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Kanpur following the assassination of former Prime Minister Indra Gandhi.
The SIT is headed by retired Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, Atul, the comprises of retired additional director (prosecution) Yogeshwar Krishna Srivastava and retired district judge Subhash Chanfra Agarwal. It will also include a senior-level officer from the UP police.
The SIT has been asked to submit its report in six months, an official statement said on Tuesday.
As per the official records, about 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi, during the pogrom that broke out after Indira Gandhi was assassinated b her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.