SAJJAN, JAILED IN 1984 RIOTS, DENIED BAIL: 'NOT A SMALL CASE," SAYS SC

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/5/2020 4:24:37 PM

NEW DELHI, Sep 4: The Supreme Court on Friday denied bail to Sajjan Kumar, a former Congress MP serving a life term in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, with presiding Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde over a 3-judge bench observing that "it is not a small case."
He had sought bail on medical grounds. He had earlier also moved the top court in May for bail on similar grounds which was also rejected.
The Bench, which also included Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, clarified that his appeal challenging Delhi High Court's order in December 2018 awarding the life sentence will be heard when the Court reopens for physical hearing. had upheld life sentence awarded to Kumar by a trial court in 2017 for murders. The riots had broke out immediately after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by her two Sikh bodyguards.
The case related to the killing of five Sikhs at Raj Nagar Part-l in Delhi cantonment on November 1 and 2, 1984 and the burning of a Gurdwara at Raj Nagar Part-II. Upholding Kumar’s life imprisonment, the Delhi High Court had clarified that Kumar's imprisonment will be for the remainder of his life.

 

Video

Indian History... Read More
 

FACEBOOK

 

Daily horoscope

 

Weather