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Congress leader Sajjan Kumar gets anticipatory bail in 1984 riots case

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 21, 2016 15:43 IST ]
Sajjan Kumar is accused of instigating a mob to kill SikhsPhoto:FILE PIC

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Vikash Dhull allowed the anticipatory bail plea of Kumar, accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs -- Sohan Singh and son Avtar Singh -- in Janakpuri here on November 1, 1984.

The case was taken up recently by a Special Investigation Team.

The court has asked Kumar to furnish a personal bond and surety bond of Rs 1 lakh each. 

The plea was granted on the condition that the former MP would cooperate with the investigation agencies and will not leave the country without the permission of the court. 

Nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in Delhi, in riots that followed the 1984 assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

Some Congress politicians, Sajjan Kumar included, have been accused of leading the killer mobs.

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