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Sajjan Kumar, a former Outer Delhi Member of Parliament, faced trial along with five others. Photo: AP

A Delhi court on Tuesday acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar of all charges in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Immediately, after the Karkardooma district court gave its order a protester threw a shoe at the judge.

Kumar, a former Outer Delhi Member of Parliament, faced trial along with five others--Balwan Khokkar, Kishan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal--for allegedly conspiring and inciting a mob against Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment during the riots that followed the October 31, 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The case deals with the death of five Sikhs who were members of the same family and were killed by the mob in Delhi Cant's Raj Nagar area. The case against Kumar was registered in 2005 on a recommendation by Justice GT Nanavati Commission.

A case against Kumar was registered in 2005 on a recommendation by Justice GT Nanavati Commission. The Central Bureau of Investigation had filed two charge sheets against him and the other accused in January 2010.

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