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Judge asked why Sajjan case was transferred

Delhi Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s missing chargesheet case on Monday took an interesting turn with Rohini district judge asking sessions judge V.K. Goyal to state the reasons for transferring the case.

delhi Updated: May 25, 2010 00:21 IST
HT Correspondent

Delhi Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s missing chargesheet case on Monday took an interesting turn with Rohini district judge asking sessions judge V.K. Goyal to state the reasons for transferring the case.

District Judge Bimla Makin asked Additional Sessions Judge Goyal to spell out the reasons for expressing his inability to adjudicate the case and forward his reply in a sealed cover on May 31.

Goyal was to, on May 21, pronounce the order on an application of the prosecution seeking direction with regard to a chargesheet prepared by police against Kumar but never submitted before a judicial officer.

The judge, who was to deliver the order on whether directions could be issued to the police to file the chargesheet before a competent court, had then decided to send the file to the district judge for transferring it to another court.

The court was told on April 21 that the chargesheet in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Kumar, allegedly stating that there was sufficient evidence to proceed against him, was prepared but never brought before a judge to seek his prosecution.

Another court, which was to formally frame charges against Kumar and others in a different 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, deferred the matter to May 28.

The adjournment of the case came after Anil Kumar Sharma, counsel for accused Krishan Khokhar, submitted that his client had suffered a heat stroke.