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1984 riots: Delhi High Court to hear victims’ appeals against Sajjan Kumar

New Delhi, August 14: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear appeals by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the victims against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh killings case.

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The court will also hear the appeals by the five people convicted by the trial court.

According to media reports, victims of the anti-Sikh riots had last week expected relief from the court, hoping for a decision on the plea filed in 2013 in the Delhi High Court. The bench, hearing the matter, asked for appeals and revision petitions.

In March, the Delhi High Court had received a letter petition containing a CD, which is alleged to be Sajjan Kumar’s confession about his role in instigating the connecting case.

The court had issued a notice to Kumar, asking him to file a reply.

According to official records, about 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi, during the riots that broke out after the then prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.

Source Tribune India

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