Supreme Court suspends Sajjan Kumar trial in ‘84 riots case

July 11th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday suspended the trial of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that took place in the aftermath of then prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

The apex court bench of the Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan stayed the trial court proceedings till July 27 on Sajjan Kumar’s petition challenging the high court order.

The Delhi High Court had, by its order, directed the trial court not to pronounce any verdict in the case and allow the proceedings to go on.

Sajjan Kumar has challenged the refusal by the trial court to produce the evidence that was tendered by one of the victims, Jagdish Kaur, before the Justice Ranganath Commission and later the Justice Nanavati Commission.

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