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Court resumes Sajjan Kumar's trial

delhi Updated: Dec 14, 2011 00:13 IST

Resuming the trial of a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, a Delhi court on Tuesday summoned a former police inspector to depose as defence witness.

Six persons in the city cantonment area were killed by a mob, allegedly at the provocation of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in 1984.

As the trial - stalled for the last two months due to transfer of the judge holding it at Karkardooma Court - resumed, new district judge-cum-additional sessions judge JR Aryan issued summons to former inspector Maan Chand and scheduled the next hearing of the case on January 3.

Counsel Anil Sharma, appearing for Kumar, moved the court for issuing summons to Chand, who had worked for Delhi Police's Riot Cell, specifically set up to probe the riot cases in the wake of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.