Sonia Gandhi Not To Depose In U.S. Human Rights Violation Case: Attorney

New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not depose in U.S. in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said.

Responding to a demand made by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Sonia's attorney Ravi Batra told that she will not depose in the case. SFJ's legal attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun had said that the plaintiffs would request a U.S. federal court to depose Sonia regarding her presence in the U.S. in September 2013 and on the service of summons on her.

Rejecting SFJ's demand, Batra said it is a "pity" that the group is creating "false public expectations" that the Indian politician would depose in the human rights violation lawsuit filed against her regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "SFJ is hopelessly lost in a legal wilderness and cannot comprehend legal principles, including sovereignty, that mandate case-dismissal," Batra said.

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Source: PTI