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Sajjan Kumar


1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC refuses to grant interim bail on health grounds to Sajjan Kumar

September 03, 2021 12:41 pm

The 75-year-old Kumar is serving life imprisonment after the Delhi High Court had convicted him and others in the case on December 17, 2018.

SC asks CBI to verify medical condition of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar jailed in 1984 riots case

August 24, 2021 2:32 pm

Senior advocate Dushyant Dave said "I have serious reservation about private hospitals and these powerful accused," adding that the apex court had in September last year dismissed Sajjan Kumar's plea seeking interim bail on health grounds.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Sajjan Kumar's bail plea in SC posted for next year

November 06, 2019 12:18 pm

Sajjan Kumar, who is serving life term, earlier on Monday sought urgent hearing of his bail petition.

SC agrees to consider Congress leader Sajjan Kumar bail plea in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

November 04, 2019 11:22 am

Last year, Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life by the Delhi High Court for his role in the 1984 riots. His appeal against the high court order is currently pending before the Supreme Court.

Delhi High Court grants four-week parole to 1984 riots convict to file appeal

July 18, 2019 8:14 pm

Justice I S Mehta allowed Balwan Khokhar's plea to be released on parole to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order of December 17, 2018, convicting him in the case.

For West Delhi anti-Sikh riots survivors, elections ‘reopen old wounds’, ‘make them trump cards’

May 11, 2019 10:11 am

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Most Sikh voters feel betrayed by the Aam Aadmi Party over its keenness to enter into an alliance with the Congress.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: SC asks CBI to apprise it of status of ongoing trial of Sajjan Kumar

April 08, 2019 12:15 pm

The CBI told a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer that Kumar, who was a sitting MP in 1984, was the "kingpin" of the massacre of Sikhs in the national capital in 1984.

Opposing Sajjan bail plea, CBI says 1984 riots on par with killing of Jews by Nazis

March 20, 2019 2:20 am

“The brutal murder of innocent Sikhs during the 1984 riots falls under the category of crimes against humanity, on par with well-known genocides worldwide like the large-scale killing of Armenians by Kurds and Turks, the mass extermination of Jews by Nazis, the mass killing of Bangladeshi citizens by Pakistani Army sympathisers ..."

Fair trial not possible if Sajjan Kumar granted bail: CBI to SC on 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

March 15, 2019 1:11 pm

The apex court in January had issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Kumar’s plea against the order as well as his bail plea and sought the agency’s reply.

Supreme Court Judge recuses himself in Sajjan Kumar case

February 26, 2019 2:35 am

The court went on to direct: “List the matter before a Bench, wherein one of us (Justice Khanna) is not a member.”


Delhi HC sends Sajjan Kumar to jail for life in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

After 34 years, the Delhi High Court held Sajjan Kumar guilty of being involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Here's what the court said and how political leaders reacted.