A woman, who lost five of her family members in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today claimed before a Delhi court trying Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others, that she did not go to the police station after the incident as policemen were among the rioters.
“I did not want to go the police station because the police officials were among the rioters,” Jagdish Kaur told Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta.
To a question posed by counsel S A Hashmi, appearing for accused Balwan Khokhar, nephew of Sajjan Kumar, the 69-year-old witness said she came to know about CBI only when they approached her for recording her statement.
Kaur had on July 3 identified Kumar and his nephew Khokkar, and other accused, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal as accomplices who had allegedly instigated mobs during the 1984 carnage.
Delhi HC orders compensation for anti-Sikh riot victim
The Delhi High Court has awarded a compensation of Rs 7 lakh to a 90 year-old man who lost his young son in 1984 anti-Sikh riots here. Directing the government to pay the amount within eight weeks, Justice S Muralidhar said, “It appears to be a genuine case where a 90 year-old father has been fighting for justice for the death of his son in the unfortunate incident that took place in Delhi in the aftermath of the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi,” the court said.