Congress leader Sajjan Kumar granted anticipatory bail in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was granted anticipatory bail by Dwarka court on Wednesday in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar granted anticipatory bail in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was granted anticipatory bail by Dwarka court on Wednesday in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The court asked Sajjan Kumar to furnish a personal bond and surety bond of Rs 1 lakh each. The court had on Tuesday reserved the order on anticipatory bail plea in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case in which Sajjan is a prime accused.

The court has also asked Kumar to not leave the country without its permission. Kumar had filed a plea in the district court for anticipatory bail in the case which is being investigated by a SIT formed by the Central government and the Central Bureau of Investigation.


Kumar is accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs — Sohan Singh and son Avtar Singh — in Janakpuri on 1 November, 1984. Harvinder Singh is the complainant in the case who is a witness in the murder.

Nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in Delhi, in riots that followed the 1984 assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

Some Congress politicians, including Sajjan Kumar, have been accused of leading mobs against Sikhs.