It said that the SIT wasn’t able to make out any ground for cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to Mr Kumar.
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Thursday upheld a trial court order granting anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in two 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.
Justice Anu Malhotra dismissed the plea by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the anti-Sikh riots, seeking to cancel Mr Kumar’s anticipatory bail, saying that as per the records, the former MP was available throughout the investigation.
The court said the available records indicate that pursuant of the orders (of the trial court), Mr Kumar has made himself available for probe and it has been submitted on his behalf that he shall continue to do so. It said that the SIT wasn’t able to make out any ground for cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to Mr Kumar.
On consideration of the totality of circumstances, the court held that presently there are no grounds made out by the respondent (the SIT) for cancellation of anticipatory bail of Mr Kumar on December 21, 2016. The court had on December 12 reserved its order on the SIT’s plea seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail.