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The riots against Sikhs were organised and had the backing of the government and the police, the CBI told court. Kumar is facing prosecution in three separate cases in which he has been accused of inciting a mob against Sikhs.

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar incited mobs to attacks Sikhs during the 1984 riots in New Delhi, the CBI on Monday told a trial court.

The investigating agency on Saturday had told the court of additional sessions judge J R Aryan that the Delhi Police, acting in a pre-planned manner during the riots, kept its “eyes closed” to the violence. About 150 complaints were made regarding riot incidents but only five FIRs were registered by the police.

Kumar and five others are accused of inciting mobs in Delhi Canttonment where six Sikhs were killed in riots that broke out after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

News Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/

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