New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed March 11 for cross examination of a senior Delhi government official, who is a prosecution witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others are facing trial.
District Judge J R Aryan put up the matter for examination of Vishwendra Singh, the then Deputy Secretary (Home) of city government and now private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, by the defence counsel after the witness informed the court that he has segregated the relevant documents, which the defence can see, from the file relating to sanction for prosecution of Kumar and three others.
Singh is a prosecution witness, who has been brought by CBI to prove that sanction was given to prosecute Sajjan Kumar and other accused under section 153A (causing disharmony between different communities) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) of the IPC.
Sanction for prosecution of accused charged under section 153A of the IPC is mandatory.
The advocate appearing for the riot victims said that the defense counsel will be allowed to examine in the court itself the portion of file which has been permitted by the judge but they cannot take copy of the documents.