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Manmohan Singh shares stage with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar, sparks outrage

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh finds himself at the centre of another controversy after he shared the dais on Saturday with Sajjan Kumar, an accused in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, according to media reports.

The following video by Times Now, which also reported that the incident has sparked massive outrage, shows Singh on the stage with Sajjan Kumar, along with several others.

Kumar, a Congress leader himself, was one of the key accused in the 1984 riots where 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in Delhi, following assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

In 2013, Kumar was acquitted in a related case by a Delhi court, while five other accused were convicted of charges including rioting and murder.

In 2016, Kumar got anticipatory bail in another case related to the 1984 riots, where he was accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs — Sohan Singh and son Avtar Singh — in Janakpuri on 1 November, 1984.

Updated Date: Oct 07, 2017 16:47 PM

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