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1984 anti-Sikh riots case: No relief for convict Sajjan Kumar

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi May 13th

Supreme Court on Wednesday refused interim bail to Sajjan Kumar and said that bail application will be considered in July. Supreme Court declined to grant bail on medical grounds as Chief Justice observed that he is safe inside Jail then outside.

Senior advocate H S Phoolka, who represented riot victims and was in his native village in Punjab, opposed the bail plea.

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has been convicted to life imprisonment in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riot case. Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court on December 17, 2018, after it set aside the lower court order that had acquitted him of the charges.A bench comprising Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel had sentenced him for offenses under section 302, 120 B, and section 153A IPC.

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