New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, accused of leading the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, was identified in a packed courthouse on Friday by prosecution witness Cham Kaur, who had lost several of her family members in the riots. 

In the court, Kaur picked out Kumar, who was present among the crowd. With this Kumar’s conviction in the case is almost certain. 

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On Wednesday, two people were convicted by a Delhi court in the relation to the anti-Sikh riots. 

Naresh Sherawat and Yashpal Singh were held guilty by additional sessions judge Ajay Pandey for killing two people during the pogrom. 

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots was triggered by the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh body guards. According to official reports 2,800 people, including 2,100 in Delhi were killed in the pogrom. Independent sources claim that around 8,000 people, including 3,000 in Delhi had died during the riots. 

According to Kamna Vohra, Kaur's advocate, the next hearing has been scheduled for December 20.