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CBI has proof against Sajjan in 1984 riots cases

The CBI on Thursday gave a clean chit to North-East Delhi Congress candidate Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. But the investigative agency has gathered enough evidence to prosecute Congress’s South Delhi candidate Sajjan Kumar, another accused in the riots that followed the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Manish Tiwari reports.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2009 06:57 IST
Manish Tiwari

The CBI on Thursday gave a clean chit to North-East Delhi Congress candidate Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. But the investigative agency has gathered enough evidence to prosecute Congress’s South Delhi candidate Sajjan Kumar, another accused in the riots that followed the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

<b1>"The CBI is in the process of filing chargesheets against Sajjan in a trial court,” said a CBI official who did not want to be identified, as he is not authorised to speak to the media. He said there was “sufficient evidence” to launch prosecution against Kumar in due course.

Two units of the CBI’s Special Crimes branch are probing the cases filed against Kumar for his alleged role in rioting and death of innocent Sikhs in the Sultanpuri and Mangolpuri police stations.

After the investigations, the evidence is examined and a decision on launching a case of prosecution finally taken at the level of the CBI Director. The director can decide to launch or not launch prosecution.

Senior lawyer and human rights activist HS Phoolka said the CBI had examined 10 witnesses and recorded statements in connection with the cases. Most witnesses have recorded their statements under the 164 Cr PC, which is admissible in the court of law. However, it is deliberately delaying the investigations against him, charged Phoolka.

Kumar is facing a number of cases for his alleged involvement in the anti-Sikh riots. Acting on the Centre’s directive to re-open cases against Kumar, Tytler and other leaders against whom the GT Nanavati Commission found ‘credible evidence’ of involvement in the riots, the CBI had filed half a dozen FIRs against the Congress leaders.

On Thursday, the agency gave a clean chit to Tytler.