1984 riots: Verdict on Sajjan Kumar, others April 30

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday fixed April 30 for pronouncing judgment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and five others are accused.

District Judge J.R. Aryan would deliver the verdict.

The Congress leader is facing trial along with Balwan Khokkar, Kishan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal for allegedly conspiring and inciting a mob against the Sikh community in Delhi Cantonment area.

The mob attack was part of violence against Sikhs after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Oct 31, 1984.

The case against Sajjan Kumar was registered in 2005 on a recommendation by Justice G.T. Nanavati Commission which inquired into the riots. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed two chargesheets against Sajjan Kumar and others in January 2010.

The trial court framed charges against Sajjan Kumar and five others under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder), 395 (dacoity), 427 (mischief to cause damage to property), 153-A (promoting enmity between different communities) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

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