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Anti-Sikh riots: order on Sajjan's plea on June 2

chandigarh Updated: May 27, 2012 20:28 IST

A Delhi court will pronounce its order on June 2 on a plea by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Kumar had filed a plea asking whether witnesses could be confronted with their affidavits submitted to the judicial commissions set up to examine riot cases.

District judge JR Aryan on Sunday reserved the order after hearing the arguments of the counsel for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and that of the accused.

The former Outer Delhi MP had filed an application that prosecutor RS Cheema had on July 12, 2010, made a statement in the court that affidavits and statement of key witness and complainant Jagdish Kaur recorded by GT Nanavati and Ranganath Mishra Commissions could not be used because of contradictions.

Responding to the application, the CBI said the accused were delaying the proceedings of the case, when it is at its concluding stage, by filing these kinds of pleas.

"They are not doing anything, but are just delaying the process by filing this application, this plea is void," Cheema argued. "We have to see whether this is maintainable."