1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC reverses Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal, awards him life term

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New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Monday convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Delhi High Court while reading the judgement, "In the summer of 1947, during partition, several people were massacred. 37 years later Delhi was the witness of a similar tragedy. The accused enjoyed political patronage and escaped trial." “Sajjan Kumar shall not from this moment till his surrender leave the NCT of Delhi and shall immediately provide to the CBI the address and mobile number(s) where he can be contacted,” Delhi HC added. The court has asked Kumar to surrender before December 31 and imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him. Today’s verdict reversed the 2013 trial court judgment which had acquitted Kumar. The case pertains to the murder of 5 Sikhs in the Delhi Cantonment area during riots of 1984.

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