Sikh rights group secures summons for Sonia in US
A Sikh rights group today secured summons from a US judge to be served on Congress President Sonia Gandhi at a hospital where she is believed to be under medical care in a case filed against her for "shielding and protecting" party leaders allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.india Updated: Sep 11, 2013 02:24 IST
A Sikh rights group on Tuesday secured a summons from a US judge to be served on Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a hospital where she is believed to be under medical care in a case filed against her for “shielding” party leaders allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
A class action suit against Gandhi was filed by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a US-based human rights group, along with the victims of November 1984 under Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim Protection Act.
The SFJ legal counsel said federal court judge Brian M Cogan’s order further directs the hospital and security staff to summon Gandhi personally in the hospital.
Sonia Gandhi is currently in the US for a regular medical check up. 66-year-old Gandhi, who had undergone a surgery in the US for an undisclosed ailment on August 5, 2011, had flown there for a check-up in February and again on 2 September, last year.
First Published: Sep 10, 2013 14:08 IST