April 29, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi, India (April 29, 2013): The Delhi high court is scheduled to pronounce it’s verdict on April 29, 2013 regarding a plea of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar against a trial court order framing charges against him in a case related to November 1984 Sikh massacre case related to the brutal killings of six Sikh in Sultanpuri area of Delhi.
It is notable that Justice Suresh Kait of Delhi High Court who had reserved the order in December last year in this matter. Now he is scheduled to pronounce the verdict at 10.30 am on April 29, 2013. Besides the Congress leader, co-accused Ved Prakash Pial alias Vedu Pradhan and Brahmanand Gupta had also moved the high court against framing of charges against them in the case.
Complainant Sheela Kaur had filed a cross-appeal in the high court seeking to invoke the charges of criminal conspiracy against Kumar and other four accused in the case.
Earlier in July 2010, a lower court had framed charges against Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta, Peru, Khushal Singh and Ved Prakash in connection with the case in which six persons were killed in Sultanpuri Massacre.
The case is one of the two that had been registered by the CBI following recommendations by the Justice Nanavati Commission in 2005. The CBI had filed its charge-sheets in both cases in 2010, but the trial for this case had been deferred as the court was hearing the second case related to the death of five persons in Delhi Cantonment area.
It is notable that thousands of Sikhs were burnt alive in state-sponsored massacres in November 1984. These massacres that we part of a co-ordinated and systematic genocide of Sikhs, were carried out throughout India in first week of November. Most of the culprits of these massacres have enjoyed impunity and state patronage for last 29 years.
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