SC Issues Notice In Anti-Sikh Riots Convict Sajjan Kumar’s Interim Bail Plea
The Supreme Court issued notice in in the interim bail plea of Ex-congress MP Sajjan Kumar, convicted and serving a life sentence in a 1984 anti-sikh riots case. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Subramanian took up the matter of co-convict Balwan Khokhar along-with Kumar’s plea as well. In May, the Supreme Court had refused to grant interim bail to Ex-congress MP Sajjan Kumar, convicted and serving a life sentence in a 1984 anti-sikh riots case. A CJI-led bench had stated that there was no ground for hospitalisation reflected in the medical report submitted by AIIMS board warranting bail. Kumar was convicted and sentenced to life for the remainder of his life by the high court on December 17 in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Raj Nagar area. The case relates to killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar part-I area in Palam Colony in South West Delhi on November 1-2, 1984, and burning down a Gurudwara in Raj Nagar part II during that period. The riots had broken out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by her two Sikh bodyguards.