Supreme Court seeks CBI reply on Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea challenging his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking its response on a plea filed by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging his conviction in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

 Supreme Court seeks CBI reply on Congress leader Sajjan Kumars plea challenging his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Sajjan Kumar. File photo. AP

The court posted the matter for further hearing after six weeks.

On 17 December, Kumar was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar and the torching of a gurdwara in Delhi on 1 November, 1984.

Two weeks after Kumar was awarded life sentence by the Delhi High Court in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Congress leader surrendered at the Karkardooma District Court.

Apart from Kumar, Mahender Yadav, and Kishan Khokhar, both convicts in the case also surrendered on the same day.

Updated Date: Jan 14, 2019 19:23:59 IST