New Delhi: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar who has been convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, has reached Delhi’s Karkardooma Court on Monday to surrender.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking more time to surrender by Sajjan Kumar, who was given life imprisonment in an anti-Sikh riot case earlier this week.
Sajjan Kumar sought more time to surrender
Sajjan Kumar had sought more time to surrender so he could settle some family matters, as the court ordered him behind bars for the rest of his remaining life.
A Division Bench of Justices S. Muralidhar and Vinod Goel asked him to surrender by December 31.
Delhi High Court convicted Kumar
The Delhi High Court convicted Kumar in an anti-Sikh riot case of 1984 and sentenced him to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life.
He was out on bail in the 1984 cases
He informed the court that he was out on bail in the 1984 cases and never flouted any bail conditions or hampered investigation and has cooperated with the probe agencies.
Sajjan Kumar and the others were charged with the killing of five Sikhs — Kehar Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Raghuvender Singh, Narender Pal Singh and Kuldeep Singh — who were members from the same family — by a mob in Delhi Cantonment’s Raj Nagar area in the wake of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.
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