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HC reserves order on Sajjan Kumar's plea

chandigarh Updated: Dec 22, 2012 00:11 IST

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The Delhi high court, on Friday, reserved its order on a petition filed by senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar against a trial court order to frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case relating to the killings of six persons.

"The order is reserved," justice Suresh Kait said after senior advocate H S Phoolka, counsel for complainant Sheela Kaur, concluded the arguments opposing Kumar's plea for dropping charges against him.

Besides the Congress leader, co-accused, alias Vedu Pradhan, and Brahmanand Gupta had also moved the high court against framing of charges against them in the case.

Complainant Sheela Kaur had filed a cross-appeal in the high court, seeking to invoke the charges of criminal conspiracy against Kumar and four other accused in the case.

Justice Kait has reserved the verdicts on other petitions also.

During hearing, Phoolka cited an apex court judgment to seek protection for the complainant and other witnesses, saying they were poor and the accused "very powerful".