1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar surrenders before Delhi court

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar surrendered today before Delhi Court to undergo life imprisonment awarded to him in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

On December 17, the Delhi High Court found Kumar guilty and sentenced him to jail “for the remainder of his natural life”.

The High court had set a deadline of December 31 for Sajjan Kumar to surrender.

On December 21, the High court had rejected Kumar’s plea seeking extension till January 30 to surrender.

Two other 1984 anti-Sikh riots convicts, Kishan Khokhar and Mahender Yadav, surrendered before the court to serve a 10-year jail term.

They were convicted in the case in which Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life for the “remainder of his natural life” by the Delhi High Court on December 17.

The case in which they were convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi in November 1984.

The riots broke out after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in October 1984.