New Delhi, Mar 20(ANI): Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar, who is one of the accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, would face trial at a sessions court from March 27.
Claiming to have strong evidence, senior advocate H. S. Phoolka, counsel for the families of the riot victims, announced that the two murder cases against Sajjan Kumar and other accused have been committed by the magistrate and have been sent to the sessions court.
"The two murder cases against Sajjan Kumar and other accused have been committed today by the magistrate and now these cases have been sent to the court of Sessions judge. The trial will start in the court of session's judge from March 27 and charges would be framed, evidence and then trial," Phoolka said.
"We have strong evidence against Sajjan Kumar her accused. We are quite hopeful that both of these cases will end up in conviction," he added.
Earlier, the court had issued two non-bailable warrants against Kumar, who surrendered in court on March 10. He was granted bail by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar.
The CBI had on January 13 charge-sheeted Kumar and others in the two cases accusing them of making provocative speeches, leading to the killing of 12 persons in the riots that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. (ANI)