A Delhi court will pronounce its order on June 2 on a plea of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, asking if witnesses can be confronted with their affidavits submitted to the commissions set up to examine riot cases.
District judge JR Aryan on Saturday reserved its order after hearing arguments of the counsel for CBI and accused. The former Outer Delhi MP has filed an application that prosecutor RS Cheema had on July 12, 2010, made a statement in the court that affidavits and statement of key witness and complainant Jagdish Kaur recorded by GT Nanavati and Ranganath Mishra Commissions cannot be used because of contradictions.
The CBI said the accused, by filing these kind of pleas, were delaying the proceedings of the case which is at its concluding stage. It said statements and affidavits cannot be used against the witness for impeaching her testimony.