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Court in Delhi grants Anticipatory Bail to Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh Riots

Sajjan Kumar, accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs - Sohan Singh and son Avtar Singh

New Delhi, December 21, 2016: A court here on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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Additional Sessions Judge Vikash Dhull allowed the anticipatory bail plea of Sajjan Kumar, accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs — Sohan Singh and son Avtar Singh — in Janakpuri here on November 1, 1984.

The case was taken up recently by a Special Investigation Team.

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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.

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Some Congress politicians, Sajjan Kumar included, have been accused of leading the killer mobs. (IANS)

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