Hearing of Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case adjourned again as judge was on leave.
New Delhi: The hearing on the chargesheet prepared by Delhi police against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case was adjourned yet again in a Delhi court as the judge who was to hear the arguments in the matter was on leave.
District Judge S K Sarvaria was to hear arguments afresh on Friday on an application of the prosecution seeking a direction with regard to a chargesheet prepared by police against Kumar but never submitted before a judicial officer. The matter was adjourned to September 17.
The name of District Judge Sarvaria has also been included in the list of judges who have been transferred even though the list has been kept in abeyance by the Delhi High Court.
Before Sarvaria, the matter was heard at length by District Judge Bimla Makin. She heard the arguments on May 24 and 31 and fixed June two for delivering the order on the application of the prosecution. But she retired on June 30 before delivering the judgement.
The case was transferred to Makin by Additional Sessions
Judge V K Goyal. Goyal who was to deliver the order on whether directions could be issued to the police to file the charge sheet before a competent court, had decided to send the file to the district
judge for transferring it to another court.
Goyal was on April 21 told that the chargesheet against the former outer Delhi MP in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case allegedly citing sufficient evidence to proceed against him was prepared but never brought before a judge to seek his prosecution.
"The chargesheet was prepared in the case based on FIR
number 67/87 in police station Nangloi, naming Sajjan Kumar as
accused on April 8, 1992, but it was dumped in the police file
and never brought before the court," Special Public Prosecutor
B S Joon had submitted before the court.
The FIR was clubbed with another riots case in which the
trial was already going on before the court, he had said.
During the arguments, senior counsel H S Phoolka, appearing for the riot victims, had submitted the charge sheet should be filed before the court concerned and summons be issued against the accused to face trial.