The Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Sunday demanded the immediate arrest of Sajjan Kumar, one of the main accused in the 1984 massacre of innocent Sikhs .
This is the only case in the history of the country where a man booked in a murder case is not arrested even 17 years after the FIRs were registered and the I.O., the SHO and even the DCP have signed the chargesheets against him., ” said the Akali leader in a statement. Sajjan Kumar is the principle accused in three separate murder cases.
In fresh trouble for Kumar, a Delhi court yesterday paved the way for initiation of criminal proceedings against him in another case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot.
The court rejected the plea of the Delhi police to club the case involving Kumar with the ongoing trial in another case relating to the carnage.
“Why this extraordinary anxiety and keenness on part of the Delhi police to not to have an independent and separate trial against Sajjan, as directed by the court… What are the police and the Congress governments (at the Centre and in the state) trying to hide and why these dilatory tactics?” the Akali leader said.