Chargesheet against Sajjan in '84 riots case never given to court
A Delhi court was today told that a chargesheet against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case citing sufficient evidence to proceed against him was prepared but it never brought before a judge to seek his prosecution.delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2010 19:49 IST
A Delhi court was today told that a chargesheet against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case citing sufficient evidence to proceed against him was prepared but it never brought before a judge to seek his prosecution.
"The chargesheet was prepared in the case FIR number 67/87 in police station Nangloi, naming Sajjan Kumar as accused on April 8, 1992 but it was dumped in the police file and never brought before the court," Special Public Prosecutor B S Joon submitted before Additional Sessions Judge V K Goyal.
The FIR was clubbed with another riots case in which the trial was going on before the court, he said.
The Special prosecutor, appointed by the Delhi High Court to deal with the 1984 riots cases, also told the court that the chargesheet specifically mentioned that there was sufficient evidence to proceed against former outer Delhi MP but no action was taken against him stating that his arrest may create law and order problem.
Additional DCP Rajiv Ranjan, who appeared before the court to give an explanation on the matter, said the two cases relating to the incidents were clubbed on legal opinion provided by the prosecution branch.
Prosecutor Joon said the police were not empowered to club cases and it was the sole prerogative of the court to decide such issues.