new Delhi. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant bail to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar (Sajjan Kumar) in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A division bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde (CJI SA Bobde), AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubrahmanyam said that the appeal against conviction of Sajjan Kumar would be heard only when the court heard the physical hearing. This is not a small case, the bench said, dismissing the bail plea.
The apex court also did not allow Sajjan Kumar to stay in the hospital. According to the court, his medical report is not such that one needs to stay in the hospital. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, who appeared in the court on behalf of Sajjan, had filed for bail in the court. He said that the statements of the witnesses in the trial court and the High Court were changed.
The court said that bail cannot be granted. Senior advocate HS Phoolka, appearing for the riot victims, opposed Vikas Singh’s plea and said that full attention was being paid to Sajjan Kumar’s health. Earlier in the month of May also, the court rejected the bail plea of Sajjan Kumar and asked the All India Institute to examine his health.
Violence against Sikhs erupted across the country during the 1984 assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. After this, the court sentenced Sajjan Kumar, a former Congress leader and former MP, to life imprisonment in the Delhi riots case. Let me tell you that last year, the double bench of Delhi High Court overturned the order of the lower court in a case of anti-Sikh riots, convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of five lakhs on Sajjan Kumar.