The Delhi High Court Thursday adjourned the hearing on a revision petition filed by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging the framing of murder charge against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case filed in west Delhi’s Sultanpuri.
However, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its reply in the matter. The case has been listed for hearing Oct 25.
The Congress leader has been charged with murder, rioting and various other penal provisions for incidents that allegedly led to the killing of six people in Sultanpuri.
Sajjan Kumar is facing prosecution in two cases – in which he has been accused of inciting mobs against Sikhs in Sultanpuri and Delhi Cantonment areas after then prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated Oct 31, 1984.
A trial court had in May this year framed charges under penal provisions for murder, dacoity, mischief and promoting enmity between different communities, paving the way for the trial of Sajjan Kumar and five others in the Sultanpuri case.
The CBI filed two chargesheets against Sajjan Kumar and others Jan 13 in both the riots cases registered in 2005 on the recommendation of Justice G.T. Nanavati Commission which inquired into the sequence of events leading to the riots.