1984 Anti-Sikh Riots case: SC grants bail to 34, agrees to rehear its judgement of acquitting 15 accused

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots case: SC grants bail to 33, agrees to rehear its judgement of acquitting 15 accused
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots case: SC grants bail to 33, agrees to rehear its judgement of acquitting 15 accused

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots case: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the bail to 34 people who had challenged a Delhi High Court verdict sentencing them to a five-year jail term after holding them guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Likewise, the Supreme Court has agreed to rehear its judgement of 15 accused those were acquitted earlier by the High Court and by the Supreme Court as well. 

Meanwhile, HS Phoolka, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, tweeted and said, “Supreme Court agreed to rehear its judgement of acquitting 15 accused- High Court had convicted 77 accused in #84riots case, SC set-aside that judgement in April & acquitted 15. Govt has filed a review petition.”

“In appeal by other accused, SC admitted appeals and tagged these appeals with Review. SC has only granted bail to these accused, didn’t acquit them. Now the Judgement of acquittal of 15 accused also will be heard again by SC. It’s a big success for prosecution & victims”, he added. 

Also Read: 1984 Anti- Sikh Riots: Supreme Court grants 2 more months to complete probe into 186 cases

The Supreme Court will now hear the Government plea about those 15 who were acquitted earlier, on the next date of the hearing among the 1984 Sikh Riots case.

-PTC News