Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, today questioned the conduct of the key witness and complainant in a court here that she did not tell any authority for 22 years about her not having faith in the Delhi Police probe.
Continuing the final arguments in the case, Kumar’s counsel I U Khan told District Judge J R Aryan that complainant Jagdish Kaur, who had lost five of her family members during the riots, first did not cooperate with the Delhi Police’s probe for over two decades and later, in 2006, she explained her non-cooperation as lack of faith in the probe agency.
The Delhi police had earlier probed the riots cases and the investigation was handed over to CBI in 2005.
“Summons were sent to Kaur in Punjab by the police in 2003 and 2004 requesting her to join the probe and for recording of her statement under 164 CrPC but she refused to cooperate.
“After 22 years, in 2006 she had stated this for the first time before CBI that she had no faith in the Delhi Police and that is why she had not cooperated with its (police) probe,” Khan argued.