1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Supreme Court asks CBI to verify Medical Condition of Ex-Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar in his Bail Plea

By Khan Ahmad Darvesh

In the 1984 Anti-Sikh violence case (1984 Anti-Sikh riots), the Supreme Court has ordered the CBI to examine the health records of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, convicted of life imprisonment.

The bench of Justice SK Kaul and Justice Hrishikesh Rai of the Supreme Court has also sought an affidavit by CBI by 6th September. Sajjan Kumar has sought interim bail on medical grounds.

On behalf of Sajjan Kumar, Vikas Singh said that his client should be granted bail on medical grounds. Vikas Singh that he has lost a lot of weight and needs to be taken to a private hospital.

On the other hand, Dushyant Dave opposed the bail for the complainants. Dave said that he (Sajjan Kumar) had been denied bail by the Supreme Court earlier too when the AIIMS Board had investigated him.

Pointing out that it was not a small case, a bench of former chief justice of India SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian had refused to grant bail to ex-Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in 1984

anti-Sikh riots case on September 4, 2020.

On May 13, 2020, it had also refused to grant interim bail to Sajjan Kumar pointing that there was no need for hospitalization as stated in the medical report submitted by the AIIMS board warranting Bail.

Supreme Court said that it happened a year ago, his medical condition should be re-examined. CBI should examine his medical condition. Significantly, after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the year 1984, violence against Sikhs has erupted across the country. Sajjan Kumar has been in jail since the Delhi High Court sentenced Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment in December 2018 for the riots in Delhi.

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