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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case: Sajjan Kumar Surrenders Before Delhi Court

He surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg.

New Delhi: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday surrendered before a Delhi court to serve his life sentence in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was convicted by the Delhi High Court.

The high court had set a deadline of December 31 for Kumar to surrender. He surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg.

The Delhi High Court on December 17 had reversed the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar and sentenced him to life imprisonment for criminal conspiracy to commit murder.

A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel had also convicted Kumar for the offences of abetment, delivering speeches instigating violence against Sikhs and disrupting communal harmony, saying “truth will prevail and justice will be done”.

The court had said the life sentence awarded to the Congress leader would be for the “remainder of his life” and directed him to surrender by December 31.

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