A New York court summoned Kamal Nath in regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and Washington also declined to provide diplomatic immunity to the minister.
A media report stated that a civil lawsuit was filed in a New York court in Apr 2010 alleging his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi.
However, there is no legal case against Kamal Nath in India in connection with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
The lawsuit against Kamal Nath claimed that when Sikhs were attacked outside a Gurudwara, Kamal Nath was present and leading the mob.
The lawsuit said, "The witnesses have clearly confessed about his presence. Due to his influence and political powers he escaped the courts in India."