1984 anti sikh riots : Sajjan kumar held guilty, sentenced to life imprisonment
The Delhi High Court on Monday convicted congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case related to to killing of five Sikhs Gurpreet Singh, Kehar Singh, Narender Pal Singh, Raghuvender Singh and Kuldeep Singh.
The High Court sentenced sentenced Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The Delhi High Court has asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender before December 31.
The Delhi Court announced its verdict on the appeals challenging a trial court judgement. Five members of a family in Raj Nagar area of Delhi were murdered on November 1, 1984 after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The trial court in 2013 had acquitted Sajjan Kumar in the case.
The trial court in 2013 had held Congress councillor Balwan Khokhar, retired naval officer Captain Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal and two others guilty in the case .The trial court in had acquitted Sajjan Kumar in the case.
– PTC News