1984 riots: Verdict on Sajjan’s plea today

The Delhi High Court will pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on several pleas, filed separately by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others against a trial court order framing charges against them relating to the killing of six persons in Delhi’s Sultanpuri area during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Besides Mr. Kumar, Ved Prakash Pial, alias Vedu Pradhan, and Brahmanand Gupta had also moved the court on the against the charges framed against them.

Justice Suresh Kait, who had deferred the pronouncement of the judgment on April 29 stating that further hearing was required, had again reserved the verdict for May 24 after counsel for the riots victim sought framing of the additional charge of criminal conspiracy against Mr. Kumar and the co—accused.

Plaintiff Sheela Kaur, a riot victim, had filed a cross—appeal in the high court seeking to invoke the additional charge. The counsel for Mr. Kumar had, however, opposed the conspiracy charge saying no witnesses had said the leader conspired with others.

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