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CBI files 2 chargesheets against Sajjan Kumar
NDTV Correspondent/Agencies, Wednesday January 13, 2010, New Delhi

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed 2 chargesheets against Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The chargesheets accuse Sajjan Kumar for inciting enmity between communities. These chargesheets will be heard on Monday.

Sources said the chargesheet was finalized after receiving a nod from Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna recently to prosecute the Congress leader, an accused in the riots that shook the country 25 years ago after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards.

The sanction was required in the case of Sajjan Kumar as he was also charged with section 153-A of IPC (spreading enmity between two communities).

Sources said the sanction was given by Khanna to allow the CBI to launch court proceedings against the Congress leader.

CBI has completed investigations or re-investigation of seven cases including that of Sajjan Kumar and another Congress leader, late Dharam Das Shastri.

The case against Kumar was registered after the G T Nanavati Commission's report of February 2005, which had recommended fresh examination of complaints in which the Congress leader had been named and no chargesheet had been filed.


CBI had sought prosecution sanction for four cases of rioting in Sultanpuri and Mongolpuri on November 1, 1984.

The agency has filed a closure report in connection with another Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for want of evidence. The witnesses, questioned by the CBI in the US, were cited by the agency as unreliable.

Kumar, was given the party ticket to contest from south Delhi Parliamentary constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. But, after a public outcry against fielding him and Tytler for the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi, their tickets were cancelled by the party.

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