1984 anti-Sikh riots case: SC seeks status of Sajjan Kumar trial


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday has sought the status from CBI on the ongoing trail of Sajjan Kumar who was involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The apex court has posted the hearing of the bail plea for hearing on April 15.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, told the bench that it is a gruesome offence of massacre of Sikhs. Kumar  was the leader and he was the kingpin of this, Mehta said.

The bench said that it would hear on April 15 bail the plea of Kumar, who was convicted and sentenced to life term by the Delhi High Court in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Kumar’s  conviction  and sentence relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar Part-I area of southwest Delhi on November 1 and 2, 1984, and burning down of a Gurudwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.

Worthwhile to mention that the anti-Sikh riots had broken out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by her two Sikh bodyguards.

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