In the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Delhi High Court today has reopened five cases which were closed down in 1986. The centre was earlier directed to deposit more than 190 files in connection with this case.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court that the SIT in as many as 263 cases had no case files and there was no trace of any victim or witness.
The centre on February 20 filed a report in the court on the investigation conducted by the SIT into anti-Sikh riots cases.
In the Anti-Sikh riots, many people lost their lives that broke out after the assassination of Prime minister Indira Gandhi.