New Delhi: A trial court on Friday rejected pleas of three accused of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, asking for the transfer of case from the Karkardooma district court to Rohini court. The accused sought the transfer on the grounds of jurisdiction.
Brahmanand Gupta, Peeriya and Ved Prakash are facing trial for rioting and the murder of Surjit Singh,a resident of Sultanpuri area of West Delhi.
District judge Rakesh Siddhartha dismissed the plea saying a detailed order would follow.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is also an accused in the case.
The counsel representing the accused argued that the case should be transferred to Rohini since the alleged crime took place in Sultanpuri area that falls under the jurisdiction of Rohini court.
Opposing the plea, the CBI prosecutor argued that according to provisions of CrPC, only high court is authorized to transfer a case from one district to another.
The CBI prosecutor alleged that in a similar riots case, also involving Sajjan Kumar and others, was in the same court and the accused had not raised the transfer issue then. It shows “malafide intention and malice” on the part of the accused.