Delhi police conducted sham probe in '84 riots, says CBI

In an affidavit, the CBI said the police had conducted “sham investigations and farce prosecutions” apparently to shield Sajjan Kumar, senior Congress leader, former MP and key accused.

A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan fixed September 7 for the final hearing of the agency’s plea to prosecute Kumar for his alleged role in the riots under Delhi Cantonment police station in which 60 people were killed.

The CBI, in its affidavit, said:  “It will also be adjudged during trial as to whether the petitioner (Kumar) has played a role in causing delay. It cannot also be lost sight of the fact that 24 complaints were investigated in one FIR about scores of deaths and because of sham investigation and farce prosecutions, there has been failure of justice for which victims are aggrieved.”

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