Mr Kumar and five others on trial with him have denied all the charges.
‘Not a single Sikh’
In his final arguments, CBI prosecutor RS Cheema told the court that the riots [Genocide] which targeted a particular community were “backed by both the Congress government and police”.
“There was a conspiracy of terrifying proportion with the complicity of police and patronage of local MP Sajjan Kumar,” the prosecutor told Judge JR Aryan, who will eventually pass judgement in the case.
Mr Cheema said that witnesses at the scene heard Sajjan Kumar tell a crowd that “not a single Sikh should survive”.
Sajjan Kumar and five others on trial with him deny charges of being involved in the killing of six people at Delhi Cantonment – or military area – during riots that were sparked by the killing of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.
The trial began after a government inquiry found “credible evidence” that some Congress party leaders incited crowds to attack Sikhs during the riots and that they were not spontaneous.