1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Medical Condition Of Sajjan Kumar Precarious, Supreme Court Told; Bail Plea Advanced

By Mudit Mohan Sharma

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to verify the medical condition of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is serving life imprisonment during a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and is seeking interim bail on health grounds. A bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy issued notice to the CBI on Kumar’s plea and asked it to file a legal document inside per week when validatory his medical condition.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, showing for the ex-MP, same Kumar ought to be taken to a private hospital for treatment as his condition had not been determined at a government hospital here. “We wish the state to verify what his medical condition is,” the bench ascertained. Singh same Kumar was earlier treated by a doctor at a non-public hospital and he may be treated there. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, showing for the litigator, same that Kumar had got preceding bail from the judicature in 2010 and he was sent to jail solely when he was guilty by the judicature.

“This is stunning,” he told the bench, adding that individuals were slaughtered throughout the riots. “I have serious reservation concerning non-public hospitals and these powerful defendants,” Dave same, adding that the apex court had in Sep last year fired Kumar’s plea seeking interim bail on health grounds. When Singh same that Kumar is in a “very precarious condition”, Dave same in March last year, he was examined by an AIIMS board. all of them get into precarious conditions when slaughtering individuals, Dave said. “This could be a precarious condition itself that he’s in jail.

That itself could be a precarious condition,” the bench ascertained. As Singh same freewheeling statements mustn’t be created, Dave argued “it isn’t freewheeling, it’s a significant matter”. Singh same he had not argued something on deserves. “The medical condition of the petitioner ought to be verified and legal document be filed inside per week,” the bench same and denote the matter for hearing on Sep 6. Kumar is serving life imprisonment when the Delhi high court guilty him and others within the case on December 17, 2018.

The high court had reversed the final judgment of Kumar by the judicature in 2013 within the case associated with the killings of 5 Sikhs within the Raj Nagar Part-I area in Palam Colony in southwest Delhi on Nov 1-2, 1984, and burning down of a gurdwara in raj Nagar Part-II. The riots had broken out when the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by her 2 Sikh bodyguards. In its verdict, the high court had guilty and sentenced Kumar to imprisonment for “remainder of his natural life” within the case voice communication the riots were a “crime against humanity” perpetrated by those that enjoyed “political patronage” and assisted by an “indifferent” enforcement agency.

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