New Delhi: While hearing a case against Sajjan Kumar, an accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, a Delhi Court on Monday observed two-minute silence in memory of those killed in the carnage.

District Judge-cum- Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) JR Aryan said, "Hundreds of murders that took place during the riots were never investigated or tried.”

The judge further added that before the hearing resumes in the case, two minutes’ silence would be observed for those who were killed during the riots.

The court added that the witnesses have described the painful incidents of the killings. The court is hearing the final arguments in a case against Sajjan Kumar and five others on the charge of inciting mobs against the Sikh community during the riots that broke out after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

JPN/Bureau