Delhi HC stays Sajjan trial over ‘interpreting’ of statement

The issue arose during the trial court hearing when witness Sheela Kaur was giving her testimony in Punjabi and Hindi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 17, 2015 4:30 am

The Delhi High court Wednesday issued a stay on the ongoing trial of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case after a plea sought transfer of the case to a different judge. The plea field by two main complainants in the case arising out of a massacre in Sultanpuri area alleges evidence was not being recorded properly by the court of the District and Sessions Judge Kamlesh Kumar.

According to the transfer petition filed before the bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul, the presiding judge was “interpreting” the statements being made by witnesses, instead of recording the statements directly. The issue arose during the trial court hearing when witness Sheela Kaur was giving her testimony in Punjabi and Hindi.

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