1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Delhi HC to hear convict’s plea challenging death sentence on Dec 19

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The Delhi High Court on December 11 sought a response by the police on a plea by one of the convicts, Yashpal Singh, challenging the death sentence awarded to him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The court listed the matter for further hearing on December 19.

Convict Singh has filed the appeal against his conviction and sentence by a trial court. He has also filed a bail plea in the same.

The HC bench comprising Justices Siddharth Mridul and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued a notice to Singh on the reference to confirm his death sentence.

The HC bench issued production warrant for Singh, who is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail since his conviction and was also fined with Rs 35 lakh.

The trial court had also awarded life term to another accused Naresh Sherawat in the case over the killing of two men in New Delhi during the 1984 riots.