Congress' Sajjan summoned to court for '84 riots

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Congress' Sajjan summoned to court for '84 riots
New Delhi:  Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has been summoned to a Delhi court on February 17 in connection with his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The court has indicated that it has gone through the chargesheets filed by the CBI earlier this month against Kumar. In two separate cases, the CBI has accused Kumar of making provocative speeches that led to the death of 12 people in the Delhi riots after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

However, the court turned down the CBI's request for a non-bailable warrant against the former Member of Parliament.

These charges against Kumar are based on recommendations by the G T Nanavati Commission. In 2005, this group said that the CBI should examine complaints in which Kumar had been named but had not been investigated.

Kumar was denied a ticket by his party in the Lok Sabha elections last year after public criticism.

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