New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Saturday told a Delhi court, where he is facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has played a fraud on him.
“They (CBI) are deceiving us and a fraud has been played upon us,” Sajjan Kumar’s counsel I.U. Khan said while slamming the probe agency’s shifting stand on using complainant and witness Jagdish Kaur’s affidavits and statements to various judicial commissions.
Describing Sajjan Kumar as a sufferer in the case, Khan told District Judge J.R. Aryan that the probe agency was “playing a game” of “hide and seek” with him.
“They cannot say we allow you to use the documents at a particular stage only and not after that,” Khan added.
Khan told the court that the probe agency was not relying upon certain documents of Jagdish Kaur. Earlier, the CBI brought her evidence on record.
He said that prosecutor R.S. Cheema had July 12, 2010, made a statement to the court that affidavits of a witness in the case could not be used as they were contradictory.
The CBI, however, opposed Sajjan Kumar’s plea and said it took objection in 2010 to Jagdish Kaur’s affidavits and statements, filed before the Ranganath Misra Commission and the G.T. Nanavati Commission, set up to probe the riots, but the accused had not said anything at that time.
“The application of Sajjan Kumar is not bonafide. From July 12, 2010, they had not filed any application. I had addressed the court in 2010 about this issue of contradiction in witness affidavits but no application was moved by the defence. Why was there such a gapIJ” asked Cheema.
The court was hearing the final arguments in a case against Sajjan Kumar and five others for inciting mob against the Sikh community during the riots in Delhi that broke out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi Oct 31, 1984.