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HC says no to Sajjan interim relief plea

The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to grant Congress leader Sajjan Kumar any interim relief on the non-bailable warrant issued by a lower court against him in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 19, 2010 1:24 am

The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to grant Congress leader Sajjan Kumar any interim relief on the non-bailable warrant issued by a lower court against him in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases.

Hearing his arguments seeking anticipatory bail,Justice A K Pathak refused any interim relief to Sajjan Kumar and the other accused,saying the matter requires no urgency.

The HC has now listed the matter for further hearing on February 22.

Earlier,on Wednesday,Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar had issued a non-bailable warrant for the arrest of Sajjan Kumar and six others in connection with the 1984 anti-sikh riots.

Kumar,a former MP from Outer Delhi,had approached the High Court against trial court’s order,which had,on February 15,refused to grant him anticipatory bail.  

The Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a chargesheet against Sajjan Kumar and others in two cases for allegedly instigating some mobs that killed over 3,000 Sikhs across Delhi in the days following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31,1984.

The probe agency had filed the chargesheets in the court after concluding its investigation into the cases registered on the recommendation of Nanavati Commission in 2005.

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