New Delhi: The CBI is all set to challenge the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar by a trial court in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

CBI sources said that the agency is likely to wait till the court pronounces its verdict on the quantum of sentence for those found guilty in the case. District and Sessions Judge JR Aryan had on April 30 acquitted Kumar in the 29-year-old case in which he was accused of instigating a riotous mob that killed five Sikhs in Delhi's cantonment area.

Kumar, a former Lok Sabha MP from Outer Delhi, still face trial in another 1984 rioting case. In a third case, the Delhi Police have filed a closure report stating there was no evidence against Kumar.

CBI sources said the agency's legal department has studied the judgement and highlighted several strong grounds on the basis of which it is likely to approach the Delhi High Court.


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