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SC notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea on medical grounds | Latest News India

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reply to the plea filed by Congress chief Sajjan Kumar looking for interim bail or suspension of sentence on account of his deteriorating medical situation.

A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy issued notice to the CBI on an application filed by Kumar who’s present process a life time period following his conviction within the 1984 Delhi anti-Sikh riots by the Delhi excessive courtroom in December 2018.

The courtroom stated, “Let the medical condition of the appellant (Kumar) be verified and an affidavit be filed by CBI within one week.” The courtroom additionally requested CBI to take directions on Kumar’s demand to be handled at Medanta Hospital.

Sajjan Kumar, aged 77, in his bail application acknowledged that his situation is important and he’s present process remedy within the emergency ICU at Safdarjung Hospital. “Due to his old age and his ill-health, he has become infirm and is incapable of taking care of himself and requires constant human attention for his daily needs such as bathing, going to the toilet, eating, etc,” acknowledged the applicant filed via Kumar’s advocate Ajay Marwah.

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Appearing for Kumar, senior advocate Vikas Singh informed the courtroom that Medanta had the availability for colonoscopy which isn’t obtainable at Safdarjung Hospital. Singh stated he had been incarcerated for the previous 31 months with out being out on parole or furlough and his household needs to present him good medical remedy.

The application was opposed by the complainants of the case lodged towards Kumar. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, showing for the households of victims, stated the accused was roaming free and got here to be arrested following the Delhi excessive courtroom’s order of December 17, 2018 which reversed the acquittal granted by the trial courtroom in 2013.

Dave identified that in March final year, AIIMS had examined the accused and submitted a report to the apex courtroom indicating that he had no urgent medical concern.

But Kumar’s counsel argued that greater than a year had handed since then and the current situation of the accused was important. In his application, Kumar acknowledged that being of previous age, his situation was most weak to the coronavirus pandemic and prayed for his speedy launch both on bail or on momentary suspension of sentence.

CBI was represented by advocate Shradha Deshmukh who accepted notice on the bail application and agreed to file an affidavit earlier than the subsequent date of listening to.

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