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Police tried to shield ’84 riots accused: CBI

delhi Updated: Mar 16, 2013 00:56 IST
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The CBI on Friday said the Delhi Police had failed to act against the main culprits and had tried to shield the accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is facing trial in a court here.

Continuing the final arguments, senior advocate R S Cheema, who appeared for the CBI, told district judge J R Aryan that the two Delhi Police officials who had deposed as defence witnesses in the case were not “reliable”.

“Whatever action was taken by police was taken against the people who helped the Sikhs. Police did not take action against the main culprits. No policeman was recording complaint during the riots. They were trying to shield the accused,” he said.

Sajjan Kumar is facing trial along with five others — Balwan Khokkar, Kishan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal—for allegedly inciting a mob against Sikhs after Indira Gandhi’s killing.