1984 anti sikh riots : Sajjan kumar held guilty, sentenced to life imprisonment

1984 anti Sikh riots : Congress leader Sajjan Kumar held guilty  by Delhi HC
1984 anti Sikh riots : Congress leader Sajjan Kumar held guilty  by Delhi HC

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.

1984 anti Sikh riots : Congress leader Sajjan Kumar held guilty  by Delhi HC
1984 anti Sikh riots : Congress leader Sajjan Kumar held guilty  by Delhi HC

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.

1984 anti Sikh riots : Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict today
1984 anti Sikh riots : Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict today

 

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