1984 Sikh Riots: SC takes Sajjan Kumar’s plea into consideration

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday took into consideration plea made by former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. Kumar has challenged the conviction charge made by Delhi High Court in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case.

The apex court issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Kumar’s plea against the order as well as his bail plea and sought the agency’s reply within six weeks.

Kumar had surrendered before Delhi High Court on December 31 after the court had declined his plea to extend the time by a month.

Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg had rejected Kumar’s petition to be lodged in the high-security Tihar Jail, but allowed his plea to let him be taken to the prison in a separate vehicle.

The former Congress leader was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar and setting a gurdwara on fire on November 1, 1984, by the Delhi High Court. He was the parliamentarian of that area at the time.

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