Supreme Court grants bail to 34 in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The 34 persons were convicted concurrently by the Delhi HC and the trial court and sentenced to five years imprisonment for rioting and arson during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Trilokpuri area.

Published: 23rd July 2019 02:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2019 02:03 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to 34 persons convicted concurrently by the Delhi High Court and the trial court and sentenced to five years imprisonment for rioting and arson during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Trilokpuri area.

Soliticor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the government's petition seeking review of earlier decision by the apex court's quashing concurrent convictions of seven persons in anti-Sikh riots case was also pending and it would not be prudent to grant bail to these 34 convicts, as well.

Earlier on July 5, the top court had acquitted seven people citing lack of direct evidence. The Delhi Police had filed a review on the acquittal of these people.

 

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  • Kanwal jit Singh Gill

    S/C has always failed to punish the guilty involved in killing thousands of innocents belonging to minorities. Tarlokpuri was one of worst hit areas in 1984 Sikh Genocide
    2 months ago reply
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