Victim relates about killings of husband, others in 1984 riots

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 00:33

New Delhi: A woman victim on Monday related before
a local court, which is trying senior Congress leader Sajjan
Kumar and others, the sequence of events leading to killings
of her husband and parents-in-law during the 1984 anti-Sikh
riots but said she had not seen the rioters including Kumar.

"On November two, 1984, in the morning, a mob of rioters
attacked our house... In the incident, my husband,
mother-in-law and father-in-law were killed. In the attack
that took place, the house was damaged in entirety and left
without roof," Jasbir Kaur told Additional Sessions Judge
Sunita Gupta.

She, however, said she did not witness the occurrence
personally and did not see the persons who were a part of the
mob.

Kaur was deposing as prosecution witness in the trial
against Kumar and four others.

The 52-year-old woman, who claimed to have resided at Raj
Nagar where the riots had taken place, also said she had
lodged a complaint about the death of her husband with Delhi
Cantt police station but did not know the fate of her
application.

During her cross examination by Kumar`s counsel I U Khan,
the woman said "it is correct that I had stated in my
statement before CBI that I had not seen Sajjan Kumar, Member
of Parliament, involved in the riots in our area."

Kumar, along with four others, is facing trial for the
killing of five persons at Delhi Cantonment during the riots.

CBI had filed two chargesheets against Kumar and others on
January 13 in the riot cases registered in 2005 on the
recommendation by G T Nanavati Commission.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 00:33

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