The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file an appeal in the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in anti-Sikh riots case. But the agency will wait till the quantum of sentence for five others, who have been held guilt by the court, is pronounced.
Last Tuesday, a Delhi court acquitted Kumar of charges that he was among the group of people who killed five Sikhs in Raj Nagar locality, part of the Delhi cantonment area.
The agency’s legal team is in the process of preparing its case on the basis of which it will appeal against the lower court’s verdict in Kumar’s favour. The CBI will soon approach the Law Ministry to seek its permission for initiating proceedings in Delhi High Court.
Kumar’s acquittal had resulted in massive outrage among the Sikh community, and since last Tuesday, protests have been held in the national capital by groups of angry Sikhs.
Protests were held outside Parliament, the residence Congress president Sonia Gandhi and in Sikh majority areas of West Delhi.