The Supreme Court has sought Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reply on an appeal filed by Sajjan Kumar challenging Delhi High Court’s verdict convicting and sentencing him to life imprisonment in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
The apex court has posted the matter for hearing after six weeks.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had scheduled the matter for hearing on Monday.
On December 31, 2018, Kumar (73) had surrendered before a trial court in Delhi to serve the sentence in pursuance of the high court's December 17 judgement awarding him life imprisonment for the "remainder of his natural life".
The case in which Kumar was convicted and sentenced relates to 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.
After the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her two Sikh bodyguards, the riots broke out.
(With PTI inputs)