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The Supreme Court on 14 February has rejected the plea, which sought to grant interim bail to the former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in connection to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant while refusing to grant interim bail to Kumar, stated that it will consider the medical reports from the AIIMS on the health condition of Kumar after completing the hearing in the Sabarimala reference matter.

Reportedly, on 17 December 2018, the Delhi High Court sentenced Kumar to life imprisonment in a case wherein he was convicted of killing around five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar area on November 1-2 during 1984 anti-Sikh riots, that broke out after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards. Kumar was also found guilty for burning down a gurdwara in Raj Nagar.

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