Hearing of 1984 Sikh Genocide Case Adjourned in Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court

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Victims Await Justice in 1984 Sikh Genocide Case

1984 Sikh Genocide Case

NEW-DELHI: The Much-Awaited hearing of the 1984 Sikh massacre case has been adjourned in Delhi's Rouse Avenue court. The court cited the need for additional time, estimating about 15 to 20 days, to draft a comprehensive decision on the matter. Consequently, the next hearing for this case is scheduled for August 11. The case centers on allegations against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his alleged role in instigating the tragic massacre. Sajjan Kumar appeared before the court through video conferencing.

The incident in question occurred during the 1984 massacre in the Sultanpuri area, resulting in the tragic loss of six lives. The case was initially being heard at the Patiala House Court before being transferred to the Rouse Avenue Court.

The order to register this case was issued by the Nanavati Commission, which was established to investigate the Sikh massacre. On November 16, 2018, the key witness in the case, Cham Kaur, positively identified Sajjan Kumar during her testimony at the Patiala House court. Earlier, on September 20, 2018, Cham Kaur had alleged that she was facing intimidation and threats, preventing her from testifying in court. She disclosed that individuals associated with former Congress MLA Jai Kishan from Delhi's Sultanpur Majra visited her house on the night of September 19, issuing threats and attempting to bribe her with money.

It should be noted that Sajjan Kumar, after being convicted this year in another Sikh massacre case, is currently incarcerated in Delhi's Mandoli Jail. He surrendered before the Karkardooma court of Delhi on December 31, 2018.