Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday declined comment on granting of bail to Sajjan Kumar, chargesheeted for his alleged role in anti-Sikh riots cases, but said justice gets delayed in India.
"I do not want to comment on anything that the courts did or did not but we do know that justice gets delayed in our country," she said when asked about her reaction on granting of bail to the Congress leader by a Delhi court. The court had on February 23 issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Kumar and 11 others for failing to appear before it.
The former outer Delhi MP, who was untraceable for some days, appeared before the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma which granted him bail in the case. Dikshit said "there are so many changes that are required in law because justice delayed is justice denied."
"Judiciary has its own pros and cons and ifs and buts and arguments and so on...what happens is not really for me to comment," she said.
The CBI had on January 13 chargesheeted Kumar in a court in two separate cases of allegedly making provocative speeches, leading to the killing of 12 people in the riots that followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi. PTI