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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar to undergo polygraph test

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court today issued directions for conducting a lie detector test on on May 30 in connection with two 1984 anti-riot cases after he gave his consent for the same.

Metropolitan directed the of (CFSL), Lodhi Road, to conduct a test on Kumar, who was earlier granted anticipatory bail in the cases, and disposed of the application of the special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the

"The court has examined the accused regarding voluntariness only with respect of giving consent for conducting lie-detector test (test) . The accused submits he wishes to give his consent voluntarily.

"Copy of this order be supplied to the investigating officer, for accused and to CFSL, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road with the direction to conduct lie detector test on accused on May 30. Application stands disposed of, " the said.

The court, in its order, recorded the submission of the defence counsel, Anil Kumar Sharma, who said that Kumar was ready to undergo a lie-detector test as sought by the SIT.

The two cases filed against under the jurisdictions of the Janakpuri and stations in West

The Janakpuri case pertains to the killing of two Sikhs, and his Avtar Singh, on November 1, 1984.

The station case is related to the burning of Gurcharan Singh on November 2, 1984.

Gurcharan, who remained bed-ridden for 29 years, had died three years ago.

In these two cases, the High Court had in February upheld a trial court order granting anticipatory bail to Kumar and had disallowed the plea by the SIT, probing the riots cases, saying that according to records, he was available throughout the investigation.

The was granted anticipatory bail by the trial court on December 21, 2016 in the two cases of killing of three Sikhs during the riots which had occurred after the assassination of then

In January this year, the had appointed former S N Dhingra as chairman of its Special Investigation Team to further investigate 186 riot cases which were closed by the earlier SIT.

The government SIT was set up on February 12, 2015, following a recommendation by the Home Ministry-appointed Justice (retd) to reinvestigate 'serious cases' filed in Delhi relating to riots that followed the assassination of

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 21:20 IST