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1984 riots: HC verdict on Sajjan's plea today

Ht Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 15, 2013
First Published: 20:23 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:25 IST(16/7/2013)

The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday pronounce its verdict on a plea by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging a 2010 trial court order for framing of charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The case is related to the killing of six persons in Sultanpuri.

The judgment is set to come two-and-a-half months after a trial court acquitted him in another riots case, which had triggered widespread protests.

Justice Suresh Kait, who had reserved the order in the Sultanpuri case on May 24, will pronounce the verdict at 10.30am on Tuesday.

Besides the Congress leader, co-accused Ved Prakash Pial alias Vedu Pradhan and Brahmanand Gupta had also moved high court against framing of charges against them in the case. Complainant Sheela Kaur had filed a cross-appeal in the high court, seeking to invoke the charges of criminal conspiracy against Kumar and other four accused in the case.

Earlier in July 2010, a lower court had framed charges against them in the case.

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