The South Asian Times

24 August 2019 11:35 AM

SC grants bail to 34 in anti-Sikh riots


New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to 34 persons convicted concurrently by the Delhi High Court and trial court and sentenced to five years inpriosnment 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.


Update: 23 July, 2019