The Hush Post|21:30 pm|1-min-read
In 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case, a witness Cham Kaur on Friday identified Congress leader Sajjan Kumar during her statement before Delhi’s Court. Earlier, another witness Sheela Kaur also identified him. Cham Kaur alleged that she was offered Rs 5 lakh if she agreed not to depose in court. She sought police protection while alleging that she was approached by a stranger. The next hearing will be on December 20.
Kumar, Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal Singh, who killed two young Sikhs in 1984 are facing trial on the charges of murder and rioting in the case. In March, the Delhi High Court had received a petition containing a CD. In the CD, Kumar’s confession about accepting his role in the riots is recorded. The court issued a notice to the Kumar, asking him to file a reply to the same.
According to official records, about 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi in 1984 riots. The riots took place after the prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.