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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar hospitalised, court defers hearing final arguments

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar hospitalised, court defers hearing final arguments

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. File photo



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New Delhi, July 10

The Rouse Avenue court on Wednesday deferred the hearing of final arguments in an anti-Sikh riots case against former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar as he is hospitalised.

This case pertains to the killing of a father-son duo in the Saraswati Vihar area during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Special judge (CBI) Kaveri Baweja adjourned the hearing final arguments till July 18. His counsel Anil Kumar Sharma informed the court that accused Sajjan Kumar has been hospitalised since yesterday. On November 1, 2023, the court had recorded his statement.

The case pertains to the rioting and alleged murder of Jaswant Singh and his son Tarundeep Singh in the Raj Nagar area. Initially, the case was registered at the Panjabi Bagh police station. Later, the case was investigated by the Special Investigation Team constituted on the recommendation of Justice GP Mathur’s committee and it filed a chargesheet. The committee had recommended the reopening of 114 cases and this case is one of them.

On December 16, 2021, the court framed charges against Sajjan Kumar for the commission of the offences. It has been alleged by the SIT that the accused was leading the said mob and upon his instigation and abetment, the mob had burnt alive the above two persons and had also damaged, destroyed, and looted their household articles and other property, burnt their house and also inflicted severe injuries on the person of their family members and relatives residing in their house. It is claimed that during the course of the investigation, material witnesses of the case were traced out, and examined and their statements were recorded.

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