New Delhi, Aug 3 (IBNS): The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is an accused in the 1984 riots, plea to use the statement of a victim in connection with the riot case to defend himself.
Kumar had moved to the High Court challenging the order given by a trial court that did not allow him to use the statement of a key witness in the case Jagdish Kaur in order to defend himself.
Justice Pratibha Rani set aside the order given by the trial court on June 2 that dismissed Kumar's plea and directed all the parties to appear before the trial court on August 6.
Kumar and five others were accused of provoking a mob to kill six Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment area in 1984.
Anti-Sikh riots had erupted in some parts of the county in 1984 after the assassination of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by Sikh bodyguards in the national capital.