– Life For 1984 Sikh genocide convict but been on bail for 3 months

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New Delhi-India, 1 July 2017. A retired officer of Indian navy Captain Bhagmal, who was delivered a life sentence in a case pertaining to the murder of five members of a family during 1984 Sikh genocide, was reportedly granted bail by the Delhi High Court on medical grounds.

Captain Bhagmal has been granted bail until July 4 to undergo surgery despite the fact that he has already been out since 24 March.

A Vacation Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Yogesh Khanna granted him relief until July 4, instead of three months sought by the convict, so that the bench hearing the riots cases could make a final decision on his plea.

Sikh24 has learnt that the retired Indian navy officer Captain Bhagmal has been asked to not to get in touch with any witness or the legal heirs of the deceased. Captain Bhagmal has been also directed to not to leave the national capital territory of Delhi without its permission.

Captain Bhagmal, former Congress councilor Balwan Khokhar, and Girdhari Lal were sentenced to life in a case pertaining to the murder of five members of a family in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment on November 1, 1984. In May 2013, they had challenged their conviction and the sentence awarded by the trial court.


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