Court frames charges against Sajjan Kumar in 1984 riots

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A city court Friday ordered that charges be framed against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and five others in a case of murder and instigating a mob which allegedly killed five people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet against Sajjan Kumar and the others in two cases for allegedly instigating mobs during the riots, in which more than 3,000 Sikhs were estimated to have been killed across Delhi.

According to the CBI, the Congress leader Nov 1, 1984 instigated a mob in Delhi Cantonment to kill Sikhs following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

The five others accused along with Sajjan Kumar are Balwan Khokhar, Mahender Yadav, Capt Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal and Krishna Khokhar.