SC Reserves Stay In Anti-Sikh Riot Case Against Sajjan Kumar
India Legal News: The Supreme Court on Monday reserved the verdict on Sajjan Kumar’s case related to the charges of leading a mob in Delhi during the anti-Sikh riot in 1984.
Criminal proceedings had been initiated against the Congress leader after his alleged involvement in instigating people to riot in the aftermath of the assassination of the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi. The anti-Sikh uprising in 1984 resulted in the death of several persons in the capital.
On July 19, the Delhi High Court had refused to stay the trail against former MP Sajjan Kumar, who is facing charges of murder and “mischief to cause damage to property and promoting enmity between different communities.” On August 13, the apex court stayed the trial proceedings.