1984 anti-Sikh riots: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar moves HC seeking time till Jan 31 to surrender

Former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court seeking time till January 31, 2019 to surrender as against December 31, 2018 in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was recently sentenced to life imprisonment.

Kumar 73, who was directed by the high court on Monday to surrender before authorities by December 31, sought more time to “settle property matters” within his family.

Advocate Anil Sharma, representing Sajjan Kumar said that they need some more time to file appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the high court’s verdict and Kumar has to settle his family matters relating to his children and property.

The plea is likely to come up for hearing on Friday.