SIT vigorously pursuing anti-Sikh cases: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: A day after one convict was sentenced to death for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday other related cases are being vigorously pursued though convictions will only be a small consolation for the families of victims.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots followed assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi leaving nearly 3,000 people dead.

Terming the ‘Operation Blue Star’ as a “historic blunder”, the Minister said the period from 1984 to 1998 was one of cover-up where all cases were buried – as though, the 1984 genocide had not happened.

The first NDA Government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee appointed Justice G T Nanavati Commission of Enquiry and recommended action against the accused, Jaitley said in a blog. (AGENCIES)