July 22, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: As per the media reports the Delhi High Court here on Thursday has provided 14 days of bail period with ease to a murder convict in the 1984 Sikh Genocide case and former Congress councilor Balwan Khokhar to enable him to sell his property and arrange funds to pay his lawyers.
The bail so granted by the bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra was conditional in which it stated that Balwan Khokhar will neither leave the national capital nor try to contact or influence the witnesses in the case. Due to his influential status Congress leader and accused murderer Sajjan Kumar had been acquitted in this Killing case by the trial court but Balwan Khokhar was convicted along with four others.
Last week, the court rejected the additional ground — medical treatment of the various ailments he is suffering from — on which he had sought bail. The bench said there is no need to release him on medical grounds as the jail authorities are taking care of his medical needs, media sources said.
Furthermore, his plea was opposed by the CBI which said complaints have been received that he had tried to pressurise witnesses in the past by contacting their relatives.
Thereafter, Khokhar’s lawyer provided the property details and the bench granted him bail for two weeks.