The Supreme Court on Wednesday, sought a medical report from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the health of a former Congress leader and 1984 Anti-Sikh riots convict, Sajjan Kumar.
The order was passed by a Bench of Justices S.A. Bobde, S. Abdul Nazeer and Krishna Murari in the bail plea filed by Sajjan Kumar.
A Senior Advocate, Vikas Singh, subsequently appeared on behalf of Sajjan Kumar and cited the poor health of Sajjan Kumar. He sought indulgence of the Court to seek a medical report.
The Court proceeded to seek a medical report from AIIMS and will hear the plea after receipt of the report from AIIMS.
In December, the Delhi High Court had sentenced former Member of Parliament, Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment for his role in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment under Sections 120B, 302, 436, 295, 153A and 153B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
The Delhi High Court reversed the 2013 decision of the trial court and held him guilty of the offences of murder, promoting enmity between groups, and defiling public property.
Sajjan Kumar subsequently filed an appeal challenging his conviction in the Anti-Sikh riots case.
He filed an application in the Delhi High Court to extend the December 31, 2018 deadline to surrender. However, the High Court refused to entertain the same. This prompted the former MP to approach the Supreme Court in appeal.
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