US court dismisses law suit against Sonia in 1984 riots case

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New York: A US court here has dismissed a law suit against the Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case filed by a Sikh group, ruling that she cannot be held “personally liable”, but did not bar the group from bringing fresh litigation against her. In a 13-page order, US District Judge Brian Cogan granted Gandhi’s motion to dismiss the complaint filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for “lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim”.

He, however, denied the request by Gandhi that the court impose an “anti-suit injunction” prohibiting SFJ from bringing further law suits.