SC refuses interim relief to Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

SC refuses interim relief to Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant interim bail to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, sentenced to captivity during a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and said it'll hear his bail plea in summer vacations.

A bench comprising judge SA Bobde, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant also said it'll consider report from the AIIMS on the health condition of Kumar after completing the hearing within the Sabarimala reference matter.

Kumar was awarded captivity by the Delhi supreme court on December 17, 2018. The case during which he was convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of 5 Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment's Raj Nagar Part-I area on November 1-2 in 1984, and burning down of a gurdwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.

Anti-Sikh riots had broken out after the assassination of then prime minister Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her two Sikh bodyguards.