New Delhi Aug 24(ILNS): The Supreme Court, today, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file an affidavit on an interim bail plea on health grounds filed by a 74-year-old former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
The court has asked the CBI to verify the medical condition of Sajjan Kumar. Kumar is convicted to life imprisonment for the brutal killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar in Delhi, during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
A bench comprising of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Hrishikesh Roy has asked the agency to file its affidavit by Sep 6, 2021.
Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appearing for Sajjan Kumar submitted that his client has lost 14kgs. Kindly permit him to transfer from public to private hospital, he prayed.
Bench asked the CBI- verify the medical condition of the appellant.
Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave for CBI – these accused got anticipatory bail in 2010. 150 people were slaughtered.
Vikas Singh- I am not involved in this, I will show it to court.
Dushyant Dave– On September 4, 2020, This Court has dismissed his bail. let it come after a week, I have serious reservations about these private hospitals.
Vikas Singh- Dr. Ranveer Sood, in Medanta can examine his medical condition.
Dave- Earlier AIIMS had examined it, now he wants to get treatment in a private hospital, it’s a precarious situation.
Justice Kaul- He is already in jail which is already a precarious situation.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul- I am not passing any direction to examine by Dr. Ranveer in Medanta. “List it for 6th September. Petitioner condition be verified and affidavit to be filed in a week,” said the Court in its Order.
Kumar in his bail application had contended before the Apex Court that he has been in jail since December 2018 and had lost almost around 14 kilograms since then./ILNS/KY/KR/SNG