Convict in the 1984Anti Sikh Riots, Sajjan Kumar pleads bail before Supreme Court on Health Grounds

In the Criminal Appeal No. 1642/2018, before the Supreme Court of India, judged by Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy, the Court considered the bail plea of appellant Sajjan Kumar.

Sajjan Kumar, a former Congress person, was convicted for the 1984 Riots that happened against the Sikhs, post Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

On December 17, 2018, Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to imprisonment for life by bench of Justices S. Muralidhar and Vinod Goel of the Delhi High Court.

It was noted that the mass killings of Sikhs between 1st to 4th November, 1984 in Delhi were instigated by politicians and this was a stain against humanity.

The case against Sajjan Kumar relates to the death of 5 Sikhs namely—Kehar Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Raghuvender Singh, Narender Pal Singh and Kuldeep Singh, and all the deceased belonged to the same family in the Delhi Cantonment.

The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to investigate upon the health grounds which were forwarded by Sajjan Kumar in his bail plea.

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