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Frame charges against Sajjan Kumar for 1984 riots: Delhi Court

May 18, 2010
Source: PTI & IANS

New Delhi - A Delhi court today ordered framing of charges against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case relating to murder and spreading enmity between two communities.

Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta allowed CBI's plea seeking prosecution of Kumar under various sections of IPC after finding prima facie evidence against him.

The court said that the charges under Sections 302 (murder), 395 (dacoity), 427 (mischief to property), 153A (promoting enmity between different communities) will be framed formally on May 18.

The framing of charges will pave the way for trial in the case. The Delhi High Court had earlier issued direction to complete the trial within six months of cases relating to anti-Sikh riots.

Sajjan Kumar, Khushal Singh, Girdhari Lal, Balwan Khokhar, Mahender Yadav, Maha Singh, Capt Bhagmal, Santosh Rani and Krishna Khokhar were named as accused in the murder of five people in Delhi Cantonment in the riots that followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet against Sajjan Kumar and others in two cases for allegedly instigating mobs during the riots, in which more than 3,000 Sikhs were killed across Delhi.


3 Comments

  1. 172.0.0.1 May 18, 2010, 6:05 am

    Justice delayed is justice denied. Many victims and witnesses have died during post 1984 riots.

    The case will be dragged for another 10-15 years, and then if he is convicted, then probably another 10-15 years in supreme court. this bas**rd will die a peaceful natural death (save in the case if some ankhi Singh/Kaur gives him the punishment he deserves)

    gurfateh

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  2. tejbir singh u.s.a. May 18, 2010, 11:05 pm

    IT IS ONLY JUST FOR SHOW THAT ALL THIS IS HAPPENING. NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THAT LAWLESS COUNTRY WHERE LIFE DOES NOT HAVE A VALUE. SHAME ON INDIA CALLING ITSELF THE BIGGEST DEMOCRACY.

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  3. A_Singh June 8, 2010, 12:06 pm

    Panthic Org should also make an attempt to correct other forms of media like Indian media and make it clear that these were NOT riots but pogroms, or massacres. The political parties like the BJP and Congress have continuously tried to call them riots but they are NOT.

    All of the eyewitnesses have made it clear that Sajjan Kumar, Balwan and others were involved. The witnesses and victims names are clear, such as S. Harvinder Singh Kohli and Nirpreet Kaur.

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