1984 riots: Court to record Sajjan's statement
New Delhi: A Delhi court would record on
Monday the statement of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, who
is facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case relating to the
killing of six persons.
Additional Session Judge Sunita Gupta fixed the date
after the process of recording of statements of the rest of
the five accused in the case concluded.
The court has so far recorded the statements of Balwan
Khokkar, Kishan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal and
Bhagmal. All of them have defended Sajjan Kumar saying that
he was not part of the mob and did not instigate them to
The case against Sajjan Kumar, former Outer Delhi MP,
was registered on a recommendation by the G T Nanavati
Commission and the CBI had filed two charge sheets against him
and others in January last year.
The trial court had framed charges against Kumar and
five others last year under Sections 302 (murder), 395
(dacoity), 427 (mischief to cause damage to property), 153A
(promoting enmity between different communities) and other
provisions of IPC.
Sajjan is facing prosecution in two cases in which he
has been accused of inciting mobs against Sikh community
during the riots that followed the assassination of the then
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.