Death sentence for one convict, Life term for another in 1984 anti-Sikh Riots Case

A Delhi court on Tuesday pronounced death sentence to one victim and awarded life term to another for killing two men during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The court held Yashpal Singh and Naresh Sehrawat guilty of killing Hardev Singh and Avtar Singh in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur during the riots.

The court announced death sentence for Yashpal and life imprisonment for Naresh.

This is the first sentencing in the case after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed in 2015 by the home ministry.

According to sources, several police officers were present outside the Patiala House Court to avoid any kind of untoward incident. 

As per the official records, over 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by a Sikh bodyguard.