NEWDELHI: The CBI on Monday blamed Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and the Delhi Police, in a Delhi court, for inciting the mob that led to the killings in the Delhi Cantontment area during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Besides Kumar, five accused Kishan Khokkar, Girdhari Lal, Mahender Yadav, Balwan Khokkar and Captain Bhagmal are facing trial for allegedly instigating the mob that led to the killing of five people during the 1984 riots, which broke after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Earlier the CBI stated that the police were co-conspirators as the officials did not register cases and did not pick up dead bodies from the streets. The probe agency referred to a TV report which showed Sajjan Kumar inciting a mob saying “not a single Sikh should survive and those sheltering Sikhs should be set ablaze”.
CBI counsel R S Cheema Additional Sessions Judge J R Aryan that even after 150 complaints were made regarding the riot incidents, only five FIRs were registered by the police.
The case against Sajjan Kumar was registered in 2005 on a recommendation by the Justice GT Nanavati Commission. The CBI had filed two chargesheets against him and other accused in January 2010.