Court to resume recording witness` versions against Sajjan

A Delhi court on Thursday decided to resume recording statement of witnesses in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case allegedly involving senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar from September 29.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 23:06 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday decided to
resume recording statement of witnesses in a 1984 anti-Sikh
riots case allegedly involving senior Congress leader Sajjan
Kumar from September 29 with the apex court having dismissed a
plea of the politician.

Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta said that the
cross-examination of complainant Jagdish Kaur would re-start
on September 29.
The proceedings relating to the case involving killing of
five persons here would begin as the Supreme Court said on
September 20 that the materials placed by the CBI were
sufficient to proceed against Kumar.

The Supreme Court had stayed the trial in the case on
August 13.

Kaur, who is the key witness in the case, would again
appear before the court on September 29, which will be 17th
day of her cross-examination.

Kumar, a former Outer Delhi MP, is facing prosecution in
two cases in which he was accused of inciting a mob against
Sikh community in the aftermath of the then Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi`s assassination on October 31, 1984.

The trial court had in May this year framed charges
against Kumar and five others under Sections 302 (murder), 395
(dacoity), 427 (mischief to cause damage to property), 153A
(promoting enmity between different communities) and other
provisions of IPC.

CBI had accused Kumar of provoking people against
members of Sikh community during the carnage that led to the
killing of several persons in Delhi Cantonment area.

Besides Kumar, other accused in the case are Balwan
Khokhar, Krishan Khokhar, Mahender Yadav, Captain Bhagmal and
Girdhari Lal.
CBI had filed two chargesheets against Kumar and others
on January 13 in the riots cases registered in 2005 on the
recommendation of Justice G T Nanavati Commission which
inquired into the sequence of events leading to the riots.

The trial court had on July seven framed charges against
the politician in another case in connection with the
anti-Sikh riots.

PTI