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SC refuses interim relief to Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was awarded life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court on December 17, 2018.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 14, 2020 12:32:30 pm
anti sikh riots case, anti sikh rioys case 1984, supreme court on anti sikh riots case, Supreme Court refused to grant interim bail to Sajjan Kumar, 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, india news, indian express Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. (File)

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant interim bail to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and said it will hear his bail plea in summer vacations.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice B R Gavai and Justice Surya Kant also said it will consider medical report from the AIIMS on the health condition of Kumar after completing the hearing in the Sabarimala reference matter.

Kumar was awarded life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court on December 17, 2018.

The case in which he was convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar Part-I area on November 1-2 in 1984, and burning down of a gurdwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.

Anti-Sikh riots had broken out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her two Sikh bodyguards.

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