Court reserves order on Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea

February 22nd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, accused of instigating mobs during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Justice A.K. Pathak reserved the order after hearing heated arguments from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is opposing the bail plea of Kumar.

Sajjan Kumar will now have to appear before the trial court Tuesday. A non bailable arrest warrant was issued against him Feb 17.

During the argument, Sajjan Kumar’s counsel I.U. Khan said his client is willing to undergo any scientific test (lie detector or narco) to prove his innocence.

The CBI had filed a charge sheet against Sajjan Kumar and others in two cases for allegedly instigating mobs after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi Oct 31, 1984. Over 3,000 Sikhs across Delhi were killed in the communal frenzy in the days following the assassination.

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