NEW DELHI, India—On Monday, a judge of the Delhi High Court excused himself from hearing a plea, challenging an anticipatory bail, granted by the trial court to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case pertaining to 1984 Sikh genocide, earlier this week. Today, another judge has also recused himself of hearing the plea.
The case pertains to killing of two innocent Sikhs namely Sohan Singh and his son Avtar Singh in Delhi’s Janakpuri area on November 1 of 1984 in which Sajjan Kumar is accused of instigating the mob to kill them.
The petition has been moved by the Special Investigation Team, constituted by the Union government of India in February 2015, to re-probe Sikh genocide cases, in which it has sought cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to Sajjan Kumar by the trial court on December 21 last year.
The investigating agency, SIT, told the court that they needed Sajjan Kumar for questioning, because a complainant, Harvinder Singh, witnessed Kumar leading a mob during anti-Sikh Pogroms in November 1984.
Excusing himself from hearing the plea, the Delhi High Court Judge AK Pathak asked the SIT to move the plea before another bench on July 13.
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