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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Congress' Sajjan Kumar convicted in anti-Sikh riots by Delhi HC; sentenced life-term jail

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 December 2018, 11:02 IST

The Congress leader Sajjan Kumar convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots by Delhi High Court, sentenced life-term jail. Sajjan Kumar was earlier acquitted by trial court that was reversed by Delhi HC, reported ANI. Kumar has been sentenced to life imprisonment. He has to surrender by 31st December, 2018.

Delhi High Court while reading the judgement, "In the summer of 1947, during partition, several people were massacred. 37 years later Delhi was the witness of a similar tragedy. The accused enjoyed political patronage and escaped trial."

Delhi High Court also extended the life imprisonment of other two convicts from 3 years to 10 years.

Shiromani Akali Dal on conviction of Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case said, "We thank the court for giving us justice. Our fight will continue till Sajjan Kumar & Jagdish Tytler get a death sentence & Gandhi family is dragged to the court & put in jail."

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First published: 17 December 2018, 10:51 IST
 
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