The CBI told a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer that Kumar, who was a sitting MP in 1984, was the kingpin of the massacre of Sikhs in the national capital in 1984.
The court has now posted the matter for April 9 for further proceedings in the case.
On February 25, Justice Khanna had recused himself from hearing Kumar’s plea when he was sitting in a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Justice Khanna had earlier also recused himself from hearing Kumar's appeal.
The CBI said that Kumar's 'political clout clouded fair and speedy investigation and derailed justice for the victims' of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The case in which Kumar was convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment's Raj Nagar Part-I area of southwest Delhi on November 1-2, 1984.
In the case before the trial court, three persons -- Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash -- are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh in Sultanpur
In the case before the trial court, three persons -- Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash -- are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi admitted Kumar’s appeal for hearing and also issued notice to the CBI on his bail plea.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S K Kaul also issued notice on Kumar's bail plea.
The former Congress leader, who was brought to the jail by the police following his medical examination at a Delhi government hospital, would be lodged in prison number 14, the sources said.
Kumar's conviction in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, signalled the end of his career, culminating with his incarceration after he surrendered on Monday.
Ex-Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, surrenders, to be lodged in Mandoli jail
Earlier in the day, former MLAs Kishan Khokhar and Mahender Yadav, who were convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, surrendered before a Delhi court Monday to serve a 10-yr jail term.
Khokhar and Yadav surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg after the court accepted their application to surrender.
Kumar's lawyer said options are running out for him as the Supreme Court is not likely to grant a hearing to his appeal against the high court verdict during the vacation, which is ending on January 1