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1984 riots: 'Will appeal against Sajjan Kumar's acquittal'


Karma Paljor,CNN-IBN
Apr 30, 2013 at 07:59pm IST

New Delhi: One of the prime witnesses against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, Jagdish Kaur on Tuesday said that her fight was not over and she would move a higher court against Sajjan Kumar's acquittal. The Congress leader was on Tuesday acquitted by a Delhi court in a riots case, while holding five others guilty.

The case pertained to the murder of five Sikhs in the Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment on November 1, 1984 following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

The acquittal of Sajjan Kumar resulted in protests outside the trial court. A shoe was thrown at the judge inside the court by a Sikh activist.

Kaur remained defiant and said she wouldn't leave the court until it ruled in her favour. "If Sajjan can't be hanged, then I should be hanged," she said.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kaur, a petitioner in the case against Sajjan Kumar, said that he had ordered a mob to kill Sikhs. "Sajjan Kumar and the mob kept shouting that they will kill more Sikhs. I have lost all faith in the justice system. I will move the higher court against Sajjan Kumar's acquittal," she said.

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