Sajjan Kumar visited our locality prior to 84 riots: Victim
A woman, who lost five of her family members in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today told a court here conducting trial against Sajjan Kumar that he had visited her locality, including her house, prior to the incident.
New Delhi: A woman, who lost five of her
family members in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today told a court
here conducting trial against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar
that he had visited her locality, including her house, prior
to the incident involving killings of her husband and son.
"I had stated in my statement before CBI that Sajjan had
visited the locality a few days prior to the occurrence in
connection with the development work and had paid a visit to
the houses of the individuals including my house," Jagdish
Kaur told Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta.
Kaur was confronted by Kumar`s counsel I U Khan with her
previous statement where this point was not recorded. She was
making her statement during her cross examination for the 15th
day in a row.
However, it was pointed out that her statement before G T
Nanavati Commission stated -- "I can identify the leader of
the mob Sajjan Kumar, MP, because a few days back he visited
our mohallah regarding sewage water problem."
Kaur, in her statement, denied she had been tutored by CBI
or Kumar`s opponents to make statement against the politician.
The witness also related how she was turned away by the
Delhi police when she approached them for lodging of a
complaint after the incident.
"So many Sikhs are being killed, whom should we listen to?
Whatever action we would take, it would be taken collectively,
police had told me," Kaur claimed.
The cross-examination of the witness remained inconclusive
and is likely to conclude on August 12.
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
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 Nanavati Commission.