Woman Identifies Person who Instigated Anti-Sikh Riots in 1984
Sheela Kaur identifies Sajjan Kumar as the instigator of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Witness Sheela Kaur has identified Sajjan Kumar as a key instigator of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination. She said this while recording her statement in a court in New Delhi.
Sheela Kaur claims Sajjan Kumar was a key figure in a mob that dragged her husband, brother-in-law and father-in-law out of their house during the riots, after which they were murdered.
Sajjan Kumar, she told Session Judge Kamlesh Kumar at the Karkardooma Court, was exhorting the mob to “kill all Sikhs” as a retaliation for the assassination of “their mother” Indira Gandhi.
Counsel for victims HS Phoolka and Counsel for accused IU Khan had a heated argument during the proceedings.
The CBI Counsel, DP Singh blamed IU Khan for trying to confuse the witness.
Both the advocates – Phoolka and Singh – raised objections that the version provided by the witness has not been correctly recorded.
The cross examination by IU khan will continue in the next hearing on September 17.
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