February 1, 2010 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi (February 1, 2010): A local court has issued notice to former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and others in two cases relating to the 1984 Sikh massacre. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar issued summons to Sajjan Kumar while taking cognizance of two charge-sheets filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against them. Notices have been issued Sajjan Kumar and others, summoning them Feb 17.
“Prima facie the court is satisfied that the case is made out against Sajjan Kumar and others”, the court said. It, however, turned down the pleas of victims’ counsel H.S. Phulka to issue non-bailable warrants against the accused and said: “By issuing notices, my aim is to seek their
On Jan 13, the CBI had filed two charge-sheets in two riot cases against Sajjan Kumar and others. The first charge sheet relates to the killing of five people in the Delhi Cantonment area, and the second to the death of many in riots in Sultanpuri. The investigating agency charged Sajjan Kumar and others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 302 (murder), 153-A (rioting) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy).
Sajjan Kumar is among those accused of leading murderous mobs of Hindus that killed over 3,000 Sikhs across Delhi in the days following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984.
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Related Topics: 1984 Sikh Genocide, November 1984