Witness claims to have seen Sajjan Kumar during 1984 riots

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) A woman, whose father was killedin 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today told a Delhi court, tryingSajjan Kumar and others, that she had volunteered to lead CBIinvestigators to a place where the senior Congress leader waspresent and incited the mob.

Nirpreet Kaur, appearing as a prosecution witness,deposed before Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta that shehad narrated the fact about seeing Kumar at the site.

The court asked the defence counsel to conclude tomorrowthe cross-examination of Kaur as she has been deposing in thecase for last 11 hearings.

The 42-year-old witness had remained in jail after beingbooked in three different cases registered under now-repealedTerrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA).

In her statement before the court, Kaur had identifiedfive accused Sajjan Kumar, Balwan, Kishan, Mahender andCaptain Bhagmal who are facing trial relating to the killingof six persons at Delhi Cantt during the riots that followedthe assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onOctober 31, 1984.

The case against Sajjan Kumar was registered on arecommendation of the G T Nanavati Commission that had probedthe riots. CBI had filed two chargesheets against him andothers in January last year.

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