1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Delhi court adjourns Sajjan Kumar's hearing for January 22

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 20, 2018, 10.58 AM(IST)

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Sajjan Kumar is facing trial on charges of murder and rioting in the case pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh in Delhi's Sultanpuri in 1984 during the Sikh riots.

Delhi Patiala House court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the second case against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. He is accused of inciting violence during the riots.

According to a report by ANI, the hearing was adjourned as Kumar's main counsel Anil Sharma did not appear before the Court today for cross-examination of witnesses in the case.

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Sajjan Kumar is facing trial on charges of murder and rioting in the case pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh in Delhi's Sultanpuri in 1984 during the Sikh riots.

Apart from Kumar, two others who are facing the charges are Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash.

The case, registered by Central Bureau of Investigation on the recommendations of Nanavati Commission, was transferred from the Karkardooma court to the Patiala House court by the Delhi High Court.

On December 17, The Delhi High Court convicted Kumar and sentenced to imprisonment for "remainder of his natural life" in another 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, saying the riots were a "crime against humanity" perpetrated by those who enjoyed "political patronage" and aided by an "indifferent" law enforcement agency.

Kumar has to surrender by December 31, 2018.