1984 anti-Sikh riots: CBI served notice on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal


New Delhi: The Supreme Court has served notice to the central investigating agency, CBI, on the appeal of  former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday.

The former Congress leader, Kumar,  is convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The notice was issued by the  bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi,  Justices Ashok Bhushan and S K Kaul on Kumar’s bail plea.

Kumar(73), has surrendered before a trial court here on December 31, 2018 to serve his sentence in accordance with the Delhi High Court’s December 17 judgment. The order has convicted and sent him to prison for the “remainder of his natural life”.

The former Congress leader was convicted and sentenced for his role in the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar Part-I area of southwest Delhi on November 1-2, 1984 and the burning down of a gurudwara.

The riots had broken out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. She was killed by her two Sikh bodyguards.

Kumar has resigned from the Congress after his conviction in the case.

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