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HC rejects sajjan’s plea in riot case

delhi Updated: Jul 19, 2010 23:44 IST
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In a setback to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed his plea challenging a trial court’s order in May this year to frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The CBI had accused Kumar of instigating rioters against the Sikh community, leading to the killing of five persons in Delhi Cantonment area.

Delhi Police in trouble?

Justice Vipin Sanghi also questioned the motive of Delhi Police for filing a closure report and cancelling the FIR against Kumar after the probe was handed over to the CBI.

“The Commissioner of Police is directed to examine the justifiability of the action of the Delhi police in filing the closure report before the Metropolitan Magistrate,” the judge said, seeking a status report within six months.

The court rejected Kumar’s contention that the charges should not have been framed against him in the light of “basic infirmities” with regard to the changing stands of key witnesses.