New Delhi: A Delhi court will today hear a 1984 Sikh Genocide case against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will make its final arguments in the case and the hearing is expected to conclude tomorrow.
- When the trial court last heard the case against Genocide culprit Sajjan Kumar, it had slammed the CBI, saying if the agency failed to conclude its arguments in the next hearing, the court would be forced to go ahead and deliver its order.
- There has been inordinate delay in the case despite the Delhi High Court saying in February 2010 that all 1984 Sikh Genocide cases should be disposed within six months.
- This is one of the three cases against Mr Kumar, who is a former Congress MP from Delhi and main Genocide culprit.
- Genocide culprit Kumar, along with five others, is facing trial for allegedly inciting a mob to kill Sikhs in the Delhi cantonment area 29 years ago.
- The five others who are facing trial for their alleged role in the killing of six people in the Delhi cantonment area are – Balwan Khokkar, Kishan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal.
- The case against genocide culprit Kumar was lodged on the recommendation by the Nanavati Commission. The CBI had filed two chargesheets against him and the others in January 2010.
- The CBI in April 2012 had told the trial court that there was a conspiracy of “terrifying proportion” between the veteran Congress leader and the police during the genocide.
- In 2010, the Supreme Court had refused to quash the charges against main genocide culprit Mr Kumar and said the trial will continue against him.
- Mass murderer genocide culprit Kumar and the five others have been charged under sections 302 (murder), 395 (dacoity), 427 (mischief to cause damage to property), 153A (promoting enmity between different communities) and other provisions of IPC.