Overturning the acquittal granted to Kumar by a trial court in 2013, the Delhi high court on December 17 convicted Kumar and sentenced him to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh
New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi high court for being complicit in the 1984 Sikh genocide, surrendered before a Delhi court today.
Overturning the acquittal granted to Kumar by a trial court in 2013, the Delhi high court on December 17 convicted Kumar and sentenced him to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh.
In a statement, HS Phoolka, one of the petitioners in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, said: "It is apprehended that Sajjan Kumar might try to create disturbances around the court tomorrow, to use as an excuse not to surrender and ask for an extension. I request 1984 Sikh genocide victims not to go to the court tomorrow. He has not got any relief from the Supreme Court. So, he has to surrender."
Former MLAs Kishan Khokhar and Mahender Yadav, who were also convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, surrendered before a Delhi court on Monday to serve a 10-year jail term.
Khokhar and Yadav surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg after the court accepted their application to surrender.
The high court had on December 17 also convicted former Congress councillor Balwan Khokhar, retired naval officer Captain Bhagmal and Girdhari Lal.
The case in which they have been convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar part-I area of Palam Colony in southwest Delhi on November 1-2, 1984, and burning down of a gurudwara in Raj Nagar part II.
The riots had broken out after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her two Sikh bodyguards.
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