1984 Victims Betrayed: Sajjan gets anticipatory bail from Delhi HC
Published: February 26, 2010
New Delhi/ Ludhiana (February 26, 2010): Sikhs once again feel betrayed by Indian State System as the Delhi High Court has cleared the road for Sajjan Kumar to move freely in spite of being charged with sever accusations like mass murders. The Indian judicial system took 25 years to formally charge former Congress MP, Sajjan Kumar, for his involvement in killings of innocent Sikhs in first week of November 1984. The CBI, prime investigating agency of India, did not arrested him in spite of the fact that he failed to appear before the trial Court on summons and the Court had issued non-bailable arrest warrant against him. And finally all speculations regarding his arrest were set aside by the Delhi High Court, which granted him anticipatory bail. It means that in case of arrest Sajjan Kumar is eligible to give bail and avoid arrest.
Various Sikh Organizations including Sikh Students Federation, Sikhs for Human Rights, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Youth Federation and Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) have termed this move as a betrayal with victims of the massacre. “Victims of 1984 Sikh Massacre, who have survived it, are living with a ray of hope to get justice, but it seems that under current Indian system they are not going to get it.” said Parmjeet Singh Gazi, President of Sikh Students Federation.