The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Delhi Govt to seek their response to the appeal filed by the former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar against his lifetime sentencing in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, as reported by Bar and Bench. The matter is supposed to have its hearing after six weeks.

Sajjan Kumar was convicted to a sentence of Lifetime Jail after being found guilty of murder, promoting enmity between groups, and defiling public property.

After his conviction, Kumar had resigned from the Congress party and had also moved an appeal in the top court. Kumar was sent to jail after he surrendered before a trial court on December 31.

The violence against Sikhs in early November 1984 had followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The case in which Kumar was convicted relates to the murder of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment Raj Nagar Part-I area and arson at a gurudwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.

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