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  • After the Delhi high court convicted him and others withinside the case on December 17, 2018, Kumar is serving life imprisonment.
  • The high court had overturned the acquittal of Kumar via way of means of the trial court in 2013 withinside the case related with killings of 5 Sikhs on November 1-2, 1984, and the sweltering down of a gurdwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.
  • The riots had damaged out after the assassination of then top minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 through her Sikh bodyguards.


  • On Tuesday, the Supreme Court engaged the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to affirm the health conditions of former Congress chief Sajjan Kumar, who's serving his life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and is in search of interim bail on fitness and health grounds.
  • A division bench of Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy issued word to the CBI on Kumar’s plea and requested it to record an affidavit inside every week after verifying his improving or deteriorating health condition.
  • Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing on the ex-MP's behalf, stated Kumar needs to be taken to a private health facility for his remedy as his situation had now no longer been decided at a government clinic here.
  • Singh stated Kumar was before being handled via means of a medical doctor at a personal clinic and he might be dealt with there.
  • Appearing for the complainant, Senior advocate ​Dushyant Dave stated that Kumar was given anticipatory bail from the high court in 2010 and he was despatched to prison only and only after he became convicted through the high court.
  • In its verdict, the high court had convicted and sentenced Kumar to imprisonment for the remaining life of his natural existence in the case proclaiming the riots had been a crime in opposition to humanity.
  • It was executed through individuals who enjoyed political patronage and aided through an indifferent guideline implementation agency.


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