SC rejects provisional relief to Sajjan Kumar in the case of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant a provisional bond to the former leader of Congress Sajjan Kumar , sentenced to life imprisonment in a case, and said he will hear his statement of bail on summer vacations.

A bank composed of the President of Supreme Court S A Bobde, Judge B R Gavai and Judge Surya Kant also said that he will consider the medical report of the AIIMS on Kumar's health condition after completing the hearing on the Sabarimala reference case.

Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment by the superior court of Delhi on December 17, 2018.

The case in which he was convicted and sentenced relates to the murder of five Sikhs in the area of ​​Raj Nagar Part I on November 1 and 2, 1984, and the fire of one in Raj Nagar Part II.

Riots against the Sikhs had erupted after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by his two Sikh bodyguards.