1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case: Former Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar Moves SC For Early Hearing On Bail Plea
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case: Former Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar Moves SC For Early Hearing On Bail PleaCongress leader Sajjan Kumar (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing on his bail plea in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Kumar's counsel and senior advocate Shekhar Naphade brought up the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who said the bench will consider it.

In December 2018, Kumar was convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by the Delhi High Court and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

He had challenged the order in the Supreme Court and sought bail, the plea for which is still pending.

Sajjan Kumar and five others were tried for instigating a mob that killed Kehar Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Raghuvender Singh, Narender Pal Singh and Kuldeep Singh -- all members of a family -- in Delhi Cantonment's Raj Nagar area following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984.

The case against Sajjan Kumar and others was registered in 2005 on a recommendation by the Justice GT Nanavati Commission.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber