Anti-Sikh riot: Supreme Court nixes bail plea of Sajjan Kumar

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Court will hear the bail petition after Holi holidays.

Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court in a case of anti-Sikh riots in the year 1984.

New Delhi, 14 February: Sajjan Kumar, convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, has not got relief from the Supreme Court. Sajjan Kumar will remain in jail for the time being. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea to be heard after the Holi holidays.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh on behalf of Sajjan Kumar submitted the sealed medical report to the court today. Vikas Singh said that Sajjan Kumar lost 13 kg weight due to poor health condition. The court then ordered a bail plea to be heard after the Holi holidays.

On November 06, 2019, the court had summoned Sajjan Kumar’s medical report. Vikas Singh had said that Sajjan Kumar is ill, so he should be released on bail. The court then summoned Sajjan Kumar’s medical report from AIIMS Hospital.

Earlier on November 04, 2019, the court refused to hear the bail plea of ​​Sajjan Kumar soon. Advocate Shekhar Nafde, on behalf of Sajjan Kumar, demanded a bail hearing from the bench headed by the then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Then Justice Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that he would see.

Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court in a case of anti-Sikh riots. On August 05, 2019, the Supreme Court refused to grant bail to Sajjan Kumar. The Supreme Court had said that in such a case one cannot grant bail. The Supreme Court had also refused to immediately hear the appeal of Sajjan Kumar against the decision of the Delhi High Court.