1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Hearing in second case against Sajjan Kumar adjourned till 22 January

New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Thursday appeared before Patiala House Court for hearing in the 2nd case registered by CBI on the recommendation of Nanavati Commission. The court adjourned the matter for hearing on 22 January.

 1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Hearing in second case against Sajjan Kumar adjourned till 22 January

File image of Sajjan Kumar. AP

Kumar is facing trial on charges of murder and rioting in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case pertaining to killing in Delhi's Sultanpuri. The second case against Kumar was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the recommendation of the Nanavati Commission.

The hearing was adjourned as Sajjan Kumar's main counsel Anil Sharma didn't appear before Patiala House Court today for cross examination of witnesses in the case Earlier this month, on 17 December, the Delhi High Court, while hearing the first case, convicted and sentenced Kumar to life imprisonment.

During Monday's ruling, the bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel asked the 73-year-old former Member of Parliament (MP) to surrender before December 31. The Court also directed him to not leave Delhi and levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him.

According to official records, about 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi, during the clashes, which broke out after Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

Updated Date: Dec 20, 2018 11:46:52 IST