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1984 Sikh riots: SC refuses to grant interim bail to Sajjan Kumar

The court said it will hear the matter during summer vacations.

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 14.02.20, 12:18 PM
  • Updated 14.02.20, 12:18 PM
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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. The Telegraph file picture

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 during 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 sentenced to 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.