Anti-Sikh riots: Witness terms the police ‘killers’

A woman, who lost five of her family members in anti-Sikh riots, alleged before a court here conducting trial against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar that she did not have any faith in police as they were among the killers.

Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 21:31 PM IST

New Delhi: A woman, who lost five of her
family members in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today alleged before a
court here conducting trial against Congress leader Sajjan
Kumar that she did not have any faith in police as they were
among the killers.

"I did not like to speak about Delhi police because they
were the culprits and killers," Kaur told Additional Sessions
Judge Sunita Gupta.

Kaur made the remarks in answer to a query posed by I U
Khan, counsel for Kumar, during her cross examination for the
16th day before the court.

Khan had asked her whether she received a summons from the
Delhi Police to depose in a criminal case registered by
them in 2003-04.

Kaur, 69, who now resides in Amritsar, complained to the
court that she has been in the national capital for more than
a month and had to suffer.

"I am sitting here for the last month and half month. I am
being punished while the accused are roaming free," she
remarked on conclusion of the proceedings.

The court, meanwhile, directed the counsel for Kumar to
conclude her cross examination tomorrow.

Kaur had on July 3 identified Kumar and his nephew
Khokkar, and other accused Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal as
accomplices who had allegedly instigated mobs during the 1984
carnage.

Kaur`s family members, including her husband Kehar Singh,
were killed in the riots that followed the assassination of
the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

CBI had filed two chargesheets against Kumar and others on
January 13 in the riots cases registered in 2005 on the
recommendation of the G E Nanavati Commission.

-PTI

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