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Sajjan Kumar to resign chairman's post

August 11, 2005 12:05 IST

Senior Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, who was indicted by the Nanavati Commission report on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, on Thursday decided to resign from the  post of Delhi Rural Development Board chairman.

Kumar, who represents the Outer Delhi Lok Sabha constituency will meet Chief Minsiter Sheila  Dixit to hand over the resignation at around noon, sources said.

Also read: Tytler resigns

His resignation comes a day after another Congress leader Jagdish Tytler stepped down as Union Minister for NRI Affairs following his indictment by the Nanavati Commission.

The Board, which has a corpus fund of Rs 100 crore, was set up last year with Kumar at the helm. The Nanavati Commission that probed the Delhi carnage had recommended examination of 6 cases against Kumar which were closed as untraced.

Also read: Tytler's letter to the PM

Noting that there was 'credible material' against Kumar for 'recording a finding' that he and another Congress leader Balwan Khokhar were 'probably involved as alleged by witnesses,' it said in these particular cases, no chargesheets were filed.

Also read: Tytler's letter to Sonia

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had on Thursday promised in the Lok Sabha that the government would take steps for 'reopening and re-examining' specific cases referred in the probe report.

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