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1984 anti-Sikh riots case: CBI seeks dismissal of Sajjan Kumar's plea in SC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI Friday told the that former Sajjan Kumar's plea challenging the life term awarded to him by the High Court in a 1984 case should be dismissed.

The probe agency in its reply on Sajjan Kumar's plea seeking bail said he has a "large political clout" and is capable of "influencing or terrorising" witnesses in the case pending against him.

It told the apex court said that fair trial in the pending case would not be possible if Kumar is granted bail.

The CBI said that Kumar's "political clout clouded fair and speedy investigation and derailed justice for the victims" of the 1984

A bench of Justice S A Bobde and Justice S A Nazeer posted the matter for further hearing on March 25.

The case in which Kumar was convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Cantonment's Part-I area of southwest on November 1 and 2, 1984, and burning down of a Gurudwara in Part-II.

had broken out after the assassination of then on October 31, 1984 by her two Sikh bodyguards.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 12:55 IST