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Sajjan Kumar verdict unfortunate, will appeal: Counsel

PTI  New Delhi, April 30, 2013
First Published: 23:36 IST(30/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:38 IST(30/4/2013)

Terming as “very unfortunate” the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, senior advocate HS Phoolka, who is spearheading the legal battle for the riot victims, on Tuesday said they will file an appeal.

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“This is very unfortunate. The victims and their families are now frustrated. They are not keen on moving an appeal.  It is me who is trying to convince them to carry on their fight for justice,” Phoolka said after the Congress leader was acquitted while five co-accused were convicted on various charges by the court.

The advocate said he would be approaching superior court for filing an appeal against Tuesday's judgement of the trial court.

He claimed “the court has taken a very hyper-technical view. How can the testimony of the witnesses recorded by it can be held against five accused and the testimony of the same witnesses is not held against one accused.

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