Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Kumar, argued that interim bail be granted to Kumar on health grounds as he has been in jail for 20 months and has lost nearly 16 kg weight.
Like Kumar, former Congress councilor Balwan Khokhar, who is also serving life term and ex-MLAs Mahender Yadav, undergoing 10 years imprisonment in the same case, could not get any relief.
Sajjan Kumar, who has been behind bars since December 31, 2018, after he turned himself over to the law enforcers on being convicted and awarded the life sentence by the Delhi High Court.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked if the bail application was filed with an affidavit containing all the health details.
The apex court also said that it will consider medical report from the AIIMS on the health condition of Kumar after completing the hearing in the Sabarimala reference matter.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Ex-Cong leader Sajjan Kumar moves HC seeking time till January 31 to surrender
Advocate Anil Sharma, representing Kumar, said they need some more time to file an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the high court's verdict.
Anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler asked not to sit on main dais at Congress fast against communalism
While a Congress leader said on anonymity that Tytler and Kumar were asked not to sit on the stage, the party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the BJP was seeking to create a controversy.
According to court sources, Kaur told the court that she saw Congress leader Sajjan Kumar instigate a mob in the national capital's Sultanpuri area in 1984.
Earlier on July 19, the Delhi High Court heard Kumar's plea seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted by the trial court related to killing of three Sikhs in West Delhi during the riots.
The Punjab Police have received alerts that Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler and six other leaders are on the hit-list of Sikh radicals and face assassination threat.
According to sources, the former prime minister and Sajjan Kumar, along with several other leaders, attended a meeting of the newly-constituted Delhi state unit.