Riot: Cong's Sajjan Kumar acquitted, shoe hurled at Judge

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New Delhi, April 30: A special CBI court in New Delhi acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riot case. (See Timeline)

The court verdict enraged Sikh groups who protested outside court premises in the national capital. According to sources, angry protesters hurled shoes at the judge.

Meanwhile, Sajjan Kumar has been taken to his residence amid tight security. Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, President of All India Sikhs Students Federation, has been arrested for throwing shoe at the judge.

Karnail's lawyer claimed that he hurled the shoe not with the intention to hit the judge, but to express his anger against the judiciary. He added that Karnail was ready to face the consequences.

The special CBI court verdict surprised many as the court acquitted the Congress leader but convicted five other accused -- Mahinder Yadav, Balwan Khokhar, Krishan Khokhar, Captain Bhamal and Girdhari Lal.

While the five have been convicted for offences under section 302 (murder) of IPC entailing
death penalty as maximum punishment, Sajjan Kumar has been let off of all charges by special CBI court in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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