Court Proceedings – 18th July, Sajjan Kumar’s Trial

Sajjan Kumar’s statement was recorded today in the court of Ms. Sunita Gupta, DHJS, Additional Sessions Judge, Delhi. The Judge asked him 169 questions based on the evidence on Jagdish Kaur, Jagsher Singh and Nirpreet Kaur regarding the allegation of murder of five sikhs in november 1984.

His Statement would continue tomorrow – 19th July

Note On Sajjan Kumar’s Trial

1. Prosecution evidence in the murder case against Sajjan Kumar has
been concluded on 9th June 2011. The case is now listed after
vacations on 6.07.2011 for the statement of accused Sajjan Kumar and
others under Section 313 of CrPC.

2. A total of 16 witneses were produced on behalf of the prosecution,
CBI. Out of these, three witnesses were direct eye witnesses against
Sajjan Kumar. Mr Phoolka informed that all these three, Nirpreet Kaur,
Jagdish Kaur and Jagsher Singh had identified Sajjan Kumar in court
and withstood strenous cross-examination. Three other victims appeared
as witnesses, namely Balvinder Singh, Joginder Singh and Jasbir Kaur.
These three are the witnesses against the other accused.

3. This case was registered in 2005 on the reccomendation of Nanavati
Commission of Inquiry. This case pertains to the killing of five
persons in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantt. Police Station. The
allegations against Sajjan Kumar are that on 1st November night he
visited the area and instructed his followers to kill Sikhs. Then on
2nd November morning, he adressed a meeting while standing on a police
jeep and instigated people to kill Sikhs. He stated at this meeting,
“Ek bhi Sikh bachna nahe chahiye. Jo Hindu sikhon ko panah dete hai,
unke bhi ghar jalaa do!” (Don’t spare any Sikh. Any Hindu who provides
shelter to Sikhs, burn their house also!) On hearing this, the mob
started searching the homes of Hindus also.

4. Two officers of CBI who were the investigating officers, DSP
Pangarkar and Inspector Anil Yadav deposed before court, alleging that
Delhi Police intentionally conducted perfunctory investigations to
shield Sajjan Kumar and other leaders.

5. After the statement of the accused,defence evidence would be led and thereafter the final arguments.
The case is likely to be concluded within the next 3 months.

Sajjan Kumar Matter- proceeding before Supreme Court

In the Supreme Court today, Sajjan Kumar case-arguments went on for the whole day. U. U. Lalit argued for Sajjan Kumar and Harin P Raval, ASG argued for the CBI. Shri Dushyant Dave and Mr. Phoolka appeared for the victims.
CBI argued that Delhi Police’s role has been partisan from very¬†beginning, first it did not register any case on complaint of Jagdish Kaur, and then later, it filed closure report after investigations had been transfered to CBI.

Arguements to continue on Friday, 10th September 2010

~~Ramneek Singh/ Kumar Saurabh

Mr. Phoolka’s Chamber