1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Sajjan Kumar gets anticipatory bail


sajjan kumarAnticipatory bail was granted by a local court to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The bail was granted to Kumar on the condition that he cooperate with the investigation agencies and asked him not to leave the country without its permission.

Additional Sessions Judge Vikash Dhull allowed the bail plea of Kumar, accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs—Sohan Singh and son Avtar Singh—in Janakpuri on November 1, 1984.

Further, the Dwaraka court directed Kumar to furnish a personal bond and a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh each.

He had filed a plea in the district court for anticipatory bail in the case which is being probed by an SIT and the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had on November 4 rejected Kumar’s plea to change the judge hearing the case. His case was transferred to the Patiala House Court by the HC, which directed the judge to video record the proceedings at the cost of the accused.

The CBI moved the HC challenging Kumar’s acquittal in a case relating to killing of five Sikhs—Kehar Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Raghuvender Singh, Narender Pal Singh and Kuldeep Singh— by a mob in Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar area.