Sonia gets US court summons

Published: 05th September 2013 08:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2013 08:55 AM   |  A+A-

A US Fe­deral Court has issu­e­d summons on Congress president Sonia Gandhi “for shielding and protecting leaders, offi­ci­als, members and workers of her party who had organised, committed, aided, abetted and incited genocid­al attacks on Sikhs during November 1984”.

A class action suit against Sonia has been filed by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a US-based human rights group, along with victims of November 1984 under the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim Protection Act. In the lawsuit filed on September 3 before the Eastern District of New York (13 CV 4920), SFJ and the victims sought compensatory and punitive damages from Sonia for her role in shielding and protecting Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler and other Congress leaders from being prosecuted for their crimes.

SFJ has 120 days to serve Sonia with the summons. She is currently in US for medical  treatment.

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