US Court investigating the human rights violation case against Sonia Gandhi filed by Sikhs for Justice group has asked her to provide copy of her passport by April 7th. Sonia has filed a dismissal motion in a Federal Court in Brooklyn saying she was never served the court notices. She gave a declaration to the court to this effect on January tenth.
The passport entries will be used to determine if Sonia was in US during September 2nd and September 9th last year. SFJ group has been claiming that they had served summons to the staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer center in New York where Ms. Sonia Gandhi was getting treatment on September 9th.
Judge Brain M Cogan of the Brooklyn Federal Court gave an order on Thursday asking Sonia’s lawyers to “provide a copy of her passport, showing her most recent entry and exit stamps into and out of the United States. This would appear to obviate both the need for any documents from the hospital-resolving defendant’s medical privacy concerns – and the need to rely upon a third party government agency like Customs and Border Protection”, the order said.
The SFJ group and some other victims of the violence has been seeking damages from and punitive measures against Sonia Gandhi for protecting political leaders of her party who participated in the 1984 anti sikh riots.