1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Delhi High Court to hear Sajjan Kumar's plea

Last Updated: Fri, May 24, 2013 06:44 hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Friday hear the plea of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeking a quashing of charges of murder and rioting against him, framed by a lower court, in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which six people were killed in Sultanpuri.

Last month, high court Justice Suresh Kait had said "further hearing is required" on Kumar's plea.

Judgement in the case was reserved by the high court in December last year.

A Delhi court had last month acquitted Kumar in connection with another 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

District Judge J.R. Aryan found Kumar not guilty in the case related to the killing of five people in Delhi Cantonment area following the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

The court had, however, convicted five other accused in the case.

Sajjan Kumar was facing trial along with Balwan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal, Kishan Khokkar and Captain Bhagmal for allegedly conspiring and inciting a mob against the Sikh community.

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