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Sajjan Kumar, 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict moves to Supreme Court against Delhi High Court verdict

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 December 2018, 14:58 IST

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Congress leader Sajjan Kumar had moved to Supreme Court against Delhi High Court verdict on his conviction in 1984-anti-riots case. Two days ago Kumar had moved an application before Delhi High Court seeking 30 days time to surrender.

Kumar has asked more time from court till January 31 to surrender as he needs more time to settle family affairs. The court likely to hear application tomorrow.

Sajjan Kumar's advocate Anil Sharma had said they need some more time to file an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the high court's verdict. He also has to settle family matters relating to his children and property.

On December 17, Delhi High Court convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and sentenced him life-term jail. Sajjan Kumar was earlier acquitted by the trial court that was reversed by Delhi HC, reported ANI. Kumar has been asked to surrender by 31st December 2018.

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

Kumar, 73-year-old was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar and the torching of a gurdwara in Delhi on November 1, 1984.

Around 3,000 people were killed when mobs led by Congress leaders targeted Sikhs after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31.

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First published: 22 December 2018, 14:58 IST
 
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