Anti-Sikh riots: SC to hear Sajjan Kumar's bail plea tomorrow
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Anti-Sikh riots: SC to hear Sajjan Kumar's bail plea tomorrow

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New Delhi, Mar 3 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear tomorrow a bail application filed by former Indian National Congress leader, Sajjan Kumar, sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

At present in Tihar jail, Kumar had moved Apex Court, seeking bail on the ground that he is "seriously ill and his health is deteriorating." Sajjan Kumar was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in killing of five Sikhs in southwest Delhi during the violence that erupted after assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Kumar, mentioned the matter before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde.

"We will hear your petition tomorrow, list it for hearing," the bench said, after hearing an urgent mentioning. Vikas Singh, a former Additional Solicitor General, mentioned before the CJI Court that Kumar's health condition is deteriorating and his petition should be accorded primacy on health grounds. (UNI)

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