Anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar gets notice

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Anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar gets notice
New Delhi, Feb 1: A court here on Monday, Feb 1, issued notice to former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and others in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma sought presence of the 62-year-old Congress leader and others before the court on Feb 17.

The decision was taken after perusing chargesheets including the statements of the witnesses, prima-facie case of murder, rioting and other offences were made out against the accused.

The Magitrate declined a plea of CBI and the victim's counsel to issue non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the accused in view of the gravity of the offences involved.

"The primary concern of CBI is to ensure the presence of the accused. I do not find any reason to adopt coercive methods to ensure presence of the accused. So the prayer (for NBW) of CBI and the victims is declined," the court said.

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