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Updated: July 7, 2010 15:39 IST

Charges framed against Sajjan Kumar in anti-Sikh riots case

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File photo of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges of murder and rioting against Kumar in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
PTI File photo of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges of murder and rioting against Kumar in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges of murder and rioting against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which six persons were killed in Sultanpuri here.

Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta, after finding prima facie evidence against the Congress leader and others, decided to record statements of witnesses from August 23.

The court had on July one had ordered framing of charges in the case.

The framing of charges paves the way for initiation of trial in a criminal case.

Besides murder and rioting, the court also framed charges against Mr. Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta, Peru, Khushal Singh and Ved Prakash for the offence of spreading enmity between two communities.

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