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US Sikh body gets more time for plea against Sonia Gandhi

IANS  New York, November 21, 2013
First Published: 10:26 IST(21/11/2013) | Last Updated: 10:28 IST(21/11/2013)

A US federal court has given Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) time till Dec 3 to file an amended complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in an alleged human rights violation case.

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Despite opposition from Gandhi's attorneys, the federal court here Monday granted the Sikh rights body's request for more time to amend its complaint about her role in protecting and shielding Congress party leaders who allegedly participated in the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence.

SFJ and violence victims are seeking compensatory and punitive damages against Gandhi for allegedly shielding and protecting Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler and other Congress party leaders.

While SFJ claims that the court summons were served on Sonia Gandhi through hospital and security staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York on Sep 9, Gandhi's attorneys are challenging the service of summons.

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