A Delhi Court today pulled up the CBI for failing to issue notice to the complainant before filing the closure report against congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
"It is legal requirement. It is mandatory. You should inform the complainant for not taking action on the matter," Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma said.
The court made the observation when the CBI failed to put forth any record to show that it had issued any notice to the complainant Harvinder Kaur before filing the closure report in the court.
The court, however, took the closure report filed by the CBI on record and issued notice to Kaur for February 23.
The court, meanwhile, put the two cahrgesheets filed against Sajjan Kumar and others for February 1.
Scores of Sikhs have gathered outside the Karkardooma court complex to protest the alleged delay in taking action against the accused leader.
They also burnt effigy of Kumar and raised slogans.
Extra security arrangements, besides deployment of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), were made outside the court premises.