Days after a US court in New York had issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for “shielding and protecting” the leaders of her party who were allegedly involved in the anti-Sikh pogrom in India in 1984, a federal judge has ordered for delivery of summons to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
A class action suit against Gandhi was filed by Sikhs for justice (SFJ), a US-based human rights group, along with victims of the November 1984 under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).
SFJ legal counsel Gurpatwant S Pannun said federal court Judge Brian M Cogan’s order further directs the hospital and security staff to give summons and complaint to Gandhi personally in the hospital.
Gandhi is currently in the US for regular medical check up. 66-year-old Gandhi, who had undergone a surgery in the US for an undisclosed ailment on August 5, 2011, had flown there for a check-up in February and again on September two last year.