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1984 riots: Court irked by delay in CBI arguments

delhi Updated: Feb 20, 2013 01:19 IST

A Delhi court on Tuesday took strong exception to the CBI’s failure to advance final arguments in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler as the victims staged a protest outside against the alleged delay in handing out justice.

The riots victims gathered outside the Karkardooma Court complex here and shouted slogans demanding justice for them and their family members killed during the riots.

They were raising slogans seeking strict punishment for Tytler and Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is facing trial for his alleged role in instigating the mob to kill Sikhs after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

The court directed the CBI prosecutor, who sought more time for advancing his arguments, to begin his arguments on the next date of hearing on March 20, failing which the judge would pass the order on the basis of available evidence.

The court was hearing final arguments on the protest petition filed by Lakhwinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed in the riots. PTI