New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is likely to hear the petition of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar who has sought quashing of charges against him in the Sultanpuri case in which 6 people were killed during 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

On April 30, a trial court had acquitted him in riots case. However, the other five accused were convicted for offences under section 302 (murder) of IPC. Balwan Khokkar, an ex-councillor, Mahender Yadav, an ex-MLA, Kishan Khokkar, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal were convicted by the court for their involvement in the case.

The pronouncement of judgement had witnessed a huge uproar by the Sikh protesters one of whom hurled a shoe at the judge soon after he acquitted Kumar in the 29-year old riots case after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

Kumar, a former Lok Sabha MP from Outer Delhi, still faces trial in another 1984 rioting case. In a third case, Delhi Police has filed a closure report, saying there was no evidence against Kumar to implicate him.