1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court to announce sentence to two convicts today

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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court to announce sentence to two convicts today

Thirty-four years after the 1984 Sikh Massacre in which more than 3000 Sikhs lost their lives and many others sustained life-threatening injuries, Delhi court, on Tuesday will announce its sentence to two convicts for killing two persons and injuring three others in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The charges beside that of murder were under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections, 452 (house break for hurt), 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons) and 394 (dacoity).

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The two convicted men — Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal Singh — allegedly followed the instructions of a then Congress leader. The two men who lost their lives in the anti-Sikh riot frenzy on November 1, 1984, were Hardev Singh, who was then 24 years old, and Avtar Singh, 26.

Delhi police had closed the case in 1994 for want of evidence. However, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the riots had reopened the case in 2015.

– PTC News