Witness claims to have named Sajjan Kumar before Commission
A woman, who lost five of her family members during 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today told a court here conducting trial against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar that she had named all the accused, including the politician.
New Delhi: A woman, who lost five of her
family members during 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today told a court
here conducting trial against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar
that she had named all the accused, including the politician,
before Justice Rangnath Mishra Commission.
"I had narrated all the facts when I gave an affidavit and
no facts were concealed. My memory is good. I had named all
the persons who were responsible for the riot on November one
and two, 1984 in my affidavit," Jagdish Kaur told Additional
Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta.
Kaur, 69, who now resides in Amritsar, was being cross
examined by I U Khan, counsel for Kumar, for the 12th day in a
The witness was, however, confronted with her affidavit
where the name of politician was not mentioned.
She also claimed the same facts had been recorded before
the Nanavati Commission.
The witness also testified that she had mentioned all
those facts with the Delhi police as well.
She said it was incorrect to suggest that she disowned the
statement given before the police as name of Sajjan Kumar was
The woman again claimed that Delhi police`s riot cell
sleuths had never contacted her.
"It is incorrect to suggest that officials from riot cell
had contacted me. They never contacted me at any stage. I am
hearing about the riot cell for the first time in this court,"
The cross-examination of the witness remained inconclusive
and is likely to resume a day after tomorrow on August four.
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.
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.