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Charge against Sajjan in another riot case

In another setback to senior Cong leader Sajjan Kumar, a court decided to frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, two months after charges were framed against him in a separate case relating to the riots.



New Delhi: In another setback to senior
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, a court here today decided to
frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, two
months after charges were framed against him in a separate
case relating to the riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta fixed July 5 for
framing of charges against Kumar and others in connection with
the killing of six persons in the case.

"The framing of charges shall be done on July 5," said
the ASJ who had on June 5 reserved its order on framing of
charges against Kumar and others.

CBI is seeking prosecution of Kumar, former outer Delhi
MP, and Brahmanand Gupta, Peru, Khushal Singh and Ved Prakash
for the murder of six persons at Sultanpuri area in north-west
Delhi in the riots that took place in the aftermath of the
assassination of the then Prime Minister.

The same court had on May 28 had framed charges of murder
and spreading enmity between two communities against Kumar in
another anti-Sikh riots case, saying there are sufficient
grounds for presuming that the violence was due to a
"well-planned conspiracy" in Delhi Cantonment area.

"There are sufficient grounds for presuming that violent
incidents after October 31, 1984, in the following three days
were the result of the well-planned conspiracy and provocative
speeches made by accused Sajjan Kumar to the mob.

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.

PTI

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