Delhi court issues summons against Sajjan Kumar in Anti-Sikh riots case

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Monday issued summons to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others after taking cognisance of the chargesheets filed against for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma sought presence of the Kumar and others before the court on February 17.

Sharma said that after perusing the chargesheets including the statements of the witnesses, rioting and other offences were made out against the accused.

He, however, 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.arlier, the CBI chargesheeted Kumar and others under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302, 153-A and 120-B.

On December 31, 2009, Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna gave the go -ahead to the CBI to prosecute Kumar. (ANI)

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