A Sikh rights group has delivered US federal court's summons at a hospital where Congress President Sonia Gandhi was believed to have been admitted even as she returned to India today.
The rights group 'Sikhs for Justice' served the summons issued by federal judge Brain M Cogan on Gandhi for shielding and protecting party leaders allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The night shift nursing Supervisor at the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital was handed a copy of the summons and complaint which Judge Cogan had directed to be given to Gandhi.
Meanwhile, Gandhi, 66, returned to Delhi this morning from the US where she had gone for a routine medical check-up.
A class action suit against Gandhi was filed by Sikhs for justice (SFJ), a US-based human rights group, along with victims of the November 1984 under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).
Reacting on the development, George Abraham, chairman of Indian National Overseas Congress USA, said, "Sikhs for Justice group is engaged in vexatious litigation for the sole purpose of harassing an individual with malicious intent."