1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom No Change In Version, Says Riots' Witness

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NEW DELHI: A witness, who lost his three brothers during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, on Wednesday told a trial court that he narrated the same incident to the CBI as well as the court and there was no discrepancy in his statements.

The defence counsel confronted witness Jagsher Singh on the grounds that

he had not given the exact details of the incident before the CBI but had narrated the entire incident before the court and, hence, his statement could not be relied upon.

To this, Singh said the CBI had recorded only the relevant portion of his statement and that he had given the investigating agency the exact information as he had given before the court.

Earlier, he had said that a Hindu man was arrested by police for providing shelter to Sikhs during the carnage. During the ongoing trial against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, witness Jagsher Singh, who deposed before additional sessions judge Sunita Gupta, was being cross-examined by Sajjan Kumar's counsel in the 1984 carnage case.

In his testimony on October 19, Singh had identified in the court Sajjan Kumar as the one who had allegedly provoked the mob to kill his brothers during the carnage. Singh, 43, is a cousin of complainant Jagdish Kaur whose husband Kehar Singh and a son were also killed during the riots.

Read more: No change in version, says riots witness - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...witness/articleshow/6904179.cms#ixzz152t17vZT
 
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