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Sultanpuri Massacre: SCI rejects plea of accused Sajjan Kumar; Trial yet to begin after 29 years

December 4, 2013 | By

New Delhi, India (December 03, 2013): The Supreme Court of India on Dec. 03 reportedly declined a plea by Sajjan Kumar, a culprit of Sikh massacre of November 1984, for quashing the charges against him in a November 1984 related case.

The SCI reportedly dismissed Kumar’s petition to drop murder charges against him. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to face trial for murder in Sultanpuri in Delhi, during the violence against the Sikhs during November 1984.

Sajjan Kumar has been accused of murder, rioting and promoting hatred between communities which allegedly led to the deaths of six people in

A Supreme Court of India bench bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik declined the appeal
even as senior counsel Mukul Rohtagi told the court that Sajjan Kumar could not be charged under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code as there is no direct allegation of killing against him.

Opposing the plea, senior counsel Dushyant Dave, appearing for the victims, said that the violence in the Sultanpuri area of the Delhi was at Sajjan Kumar’s behest.

Dave said that it was Sajjan Kumar who provoked and led the killers following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

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