New Delhi: During the hearing of Sikh genocide 1984 case against Sajjan Kumar, the Delhi High Court today reportedly received a letter petition containing a confessional video of Sajjan Kumar about his role in Sikh genocide 1984.
As per media reports the said video contains the confession of Sajjan Kumar instigating the Hindu mobs for brutally lynching and murdering innocent Sikhs during 1984 Sikh genocide.
A special bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra informed the parties concerned that it has received a letter containing a CD and issued notice to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar asking him to file a reply within 10 days.
According to Sikh24 the Delhi High Court has also directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to get active for probing the matter while fixing April 12 for conducting hearing against Sajjan Kumar.
The petitioner Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee had written to the Delhi HC, where they stated that Kumar had accepted his role in the 1984 Sikh genocide in an interview.
The bench had assembled to hear arguments on CBI’s appeal against the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar by a trial court I in 2013 in a case pertaining to killing of five Sikh men in Delhi Cantonment area during Sikh genocide. As soon as the parties assembled for hearing on the arguments, the bench informed them about the letter petition.
Sajjan Kumar’s counsel submitted that he should be heard before the bench issues notice on the said letter petition. However, the bench said it was already hearing the matter and issued notice to Kumar.
“Sajjan Kumar case – High Court has received a letter petition containing a CD which is stated to be a confession by accused. HC has issued notice & asked Sajjan Kumar to file a reply. Matter listed on 12 April.
It is to be noted here that the bench had in March 2017, ordered retrial in five cases pertaining to the Sikh genocide 1984 in which all the accused had been acquitted in 1986.