New Delhi: CBI today told a Delhi court that
it will seek sanction for prosecution of Congress leader
Sajjan Kumar and others on the charge of sedition for their
alleged involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sought start
of their trial for murder of five persons in the carnage.
"We will seek sanction for prosecution of Kumar for the
charges of sedition under Section 124 A of the IPC," CBI
counsel D P Singh told Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta.
Rebutting arguments of Kumar and others, he said there
was enough material to order framing of charges against
the accused persons.
"We have to establish here that there was enough prima
facie materials to order framing of charges. We are not
required to analyse the statement of each and every witness at
this stage," Singh said.
The CBI counsel also rejected the argument of Kumar`s
lawyer I U Khan that the agency had re-registered the FIR
already investigated by the Delhi police.
Singh submitted CBI merely reopened the case on the
recommendation of the G T Nanavati Commission recommendation
in 2005 which had concluded that there was credible evidence
to register case against Kumar.
The counsel, however, faced tough time to answer a query
posed by the court as to why it did not file the chargesheet
in the matter in the court where the matter was already
CBI counsel was vehemently opposed by the defence counsel
when he referred to previous decisions of the trial courts
allowing closure of cases against Kumar and others.