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‘Sajjan was not an accused in Kaur’s earlier statements’

The advocate for Sajjan Kumar,who allegedly instigated a mob during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots,questioned on Friday the “conspiracy behind” the Congress leader’s name being introduced in the case as an accused because key witness Jagdish Kaur had never named him in her earlier statements.

The advocate for Sajjan Kumar,who allegedly instigated a mob during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots,questioned on Friday the “conspiracy behind” the Congress leader’s name being introduced in the case as an accused because key witness Jagdish Kaur had never named him in her earlier statements.

Continuing the final arguments in the court,Kumar’s counsel I U Khan said the complainant had made “false” statements,naming him as the one who had allegedly instigated the mob during the riots.

“Jagdish Kaur had ample opportunities from 1984 till now,but she did not name Kumar as an accused. In her statement to the Delhi Police in November 1984,she named everyone as accused except Kumar. Her statements in affidavits to various judicial commissions didn’t bear Kumar’s name as accused,” Khan said.

Kumar had denied any involvement in the riots and blamed “political rivals” for falsely introducing his name in the case.