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CBI seeks prosecution of Kumar in '84 riots cases

CBI on Tuesday sought prosecution of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and others for the killing four persons during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi.

delhi Updated: Apr 27, 2010 23:20 IST

CBI on Tuesday sought prosecution of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and others for the killing four persons during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi.

Arguing before Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta, senior counsel R S Cheema alleged Kumar, a former outer Delhi MP, had incited a mob which killed the four persons near Delhi Cantonment.

Cheema, appearing for CBI, also sought framing of charges against Kumar for being involved in sedition saying he had incited one group of people against another.

CBI concluded the arguments in the case in which Kumar and other accused are likely to put forth their rebuttal on Wednesday during the arguments on charges.

The court, which is hearing the arguments on charges, allowed CBI's plea to separate the two cases in which it had filed chargesheets against Kumar and others.

CBI had filed two chargesheets on January 13 in the riots cases registered on the recommendation of Justice G T Nanavati Commission which had inquired into the sequence of events leading to the riots in the aftermath of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.