1984 riots: HC refuses extend convict's interim bail

New Delhi


The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to extend interim bail granted to Balwan Khokhar, a convict serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice R.K. Gauba asked Khokhar to surrender, saying jail authorities would take care of his medical problems in case he required any assistance.

Jail authorities told the court that Khokhar need not to be on bail and his medical problems could be looked after by them.

Khokar, along with Captain Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal and two others were held guilty in a case relating to the murder of five members of a family in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment on November 1, 1984, after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

They had challenged their conviction and award of life sentence by the trial court in May 2013. - IANS