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1984 riots: Court to record prosecution evidence on Aug 5

A Delhi court would record the statements of prosecution witnesses in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others are facing trial, next month.

District Judge Kamlesh Kumar, who has recently taken charge of the court, put the matter for recording of evidence on August 5. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) verified the fact about the death of one the accused in the case and informed the court about it. The agency was earlier directed by the court to verify the death of accused Peeriya on May 17. Sajjan Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting in the case of killing of Surjit Singh in Sultanpuri area of West Delhi.

The court had in July 2010 framed charges, including murder and rioting, against Kumar, Gupta, Peeriya, Khushal Singh and Ved Prakash in connection with Surjit's killing.
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