The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to set up a medical board for examining health of 1984 anti-Sikh riots case convict and former Congress member of parliament Sajjan Kumar. The report should be submitted in four weeks,.
Kumar, who is undergoing life term in the 25 year old case, has moved a bail plea. The court had on Monday agreed to consider his bail plea for an urgent hearing. Kumar had earlier moved the top court challenging the conviction and award of life imprisonment by the high court. He has also sought bail during the pendency of his appeal in the apex court.
The case in which he 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 in 1984, and burning down of a gurudwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.
The high court had convicted and sentenced Kumar to spend the remainder of his life in jail for the offences of criminal conspiracy and abetment in commission of crimes of murder, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of communal harmony and defiling and destruction of a gurudwara.
–India Legal Bureau