Supreme Court issues notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s plea

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The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s appeal against his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Sajjan Kumar in his appeal challenged the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought a response from the CBI on Kumar’s plea seeking suspension of the sentence while challenging his conviction.

Sajjan Kumar surrendered on December 31, before Delhi Court to undergo life imprisonment awarded to him in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The Delhi High Court on December 17 found Kumar guilty and sentenced him to jail “for the remainder of his natural life”.