Delhi HC reserves judgement on Sajjan Kumar's bail plea



New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its judgement on Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's anticipatory bail plea but refused to grant any relief to him against whom non-bailable warrant has been issued by a lower court in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

"I will not do any job which is to be done by the magistrate," Justice A K Pathak said when Kumar's advocate pleaded for interim relief in view of non-bailable warrant issued against the politician for personal appearance by a magistrate on Tuesday.

The court, however, said that it will try its best to pass its order on his bail plea.

Due to non-appearance of Kumar in the trial court, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma had issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

CBI had charge-sheeted 12 people, including Kumar, on January 13 in two separate 1984 riots cases for allegedly making provocative speeches, leading to the killing of 12 people in the violence that had broken out following the assassination of the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi.

The probe agency had filed the chargesheets in the court after concluding its investigation into the cases registered on the recommendation of the Nanavati Commission in 2005.

PTI