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1984 riots: Court adjourns hearing on bail plea

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Last updated on: February 09, 2010 12:59 IST
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A Delhi court adjourned to Thursday the hearing on the bail application of six people chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases.

Special CBI Judge P S Teji adjourned the matter after the CBI's special prosecutor Y K Saxena submitted that he has yet to go through the bail applications and the case files.

The court was to hear arguments on the anticipatory bail applications of Peru, Mahendra Yadav, Brahmanand Gupta, Balwant Khokhar, Krishna Khokhar and Ved Prakash.

The court, meanwhile, asked the counsel for the accused to file the other applications relating to bail till Wednesday so that further hearing could be conducted smoothly.

The accused are required to take bail as they have been issued summons by a court after taking cognisance on the chargesheet filed against them.

The CBI had on January 13 filed two chargesheets against former Congress Member of Parliament Sajjan Kumar and others before the court in two separate cases of allegedly making provocative speeches, leading to the killing of 12 people in the 1984 riots that followed the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

The probe agency had filed the chargesheets in the court after concluding its investigation into the cases registered on the recommendation of Nanavati Commission in 2005.

The cases, in which the chargesheets were filed against Kumar and several others, were registered in police stations in Sultanpuri and Delhi Cantonment following the killing of seven and five persons respectively in the riots.

The Delhi high court on Monday directed the lower court to complete the trial of all pending cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, including that of Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler, within six months.

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