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1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom Everyone Knows I’m In Delhi, So Need Security: Riots Witness

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    The cross-examination of Jagdish Kaur (69), who lost five family members during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, entered the 12th day on Thursday at a Delhi court, where Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and other co-accused are being tried on charges of inciting a mob against the Sikh community.

    Kaur denied defence counsel Anil Kumar’s Sharma’s allegation that she has demanded security in Delhi to show that she apprehended a threat to her life and hence cover up her earlier silence. “When I came to Delhi in the past 25 years, I did not ask for security. But now that everybody is aware that I’ve come to Delhi, I asked for it,” Kaur told the Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta.

    The defence claimed Kaur indicted Kumar only in 2000 before the Nanavati Commission. Kaur, however, said, she had named Sajjan in her complaint to the police on November 3, 1984, and also in an affidavit before the Ranganath Mishra Commission in 1985.
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    On July 3, Kaur had identified Kumar, among others, for allegedly instigating mobs during the riots. Cross-examination of Kaur will resume on Monday.

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