Congress leader Sajjan Kumar convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, sentenced to life term

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Delhi High Court on Monday convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.

Sajjan Kumar has been sentenced to life term in the case related to the killing of five Sikhs- Kehar Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Raghuvender Singh, Narender Pal Singh and Kuldeep Singh, who were members of the same family in the Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar area following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.

The High Court had earlier reserved its order on the CBI’s plea that challenged the trial’s court judgment where Sajjan Kumar was acquitted and five others were convicted in the case.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel delivered the verdict in the case.

Sajjan Kumar must surrender before December 31, the court said.