Anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar surrenders in court

The Ex-Congress leader will be lodged in Mandoli jail.
Last Updated 31 December 2018, 16:14 IST

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Monday surrendered before a court to serve the life term for the "remainder of his natural life" awarded by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Kumar, who has Z-category security following threat to his life as he is facing prosecution in other 1984 riots cases, arrived at the courtroom surrounded by around two-dozen security personnel.

He surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg, who directed that he be lodged in Mandoli jail. He was taken to the jail in a separate prison bus.

As he came to court complex, a group of Sikhs shouted slogans and flashed the victory sign.

Two other convicts -- Kishan Khokhar and Mahender Yadav -- who surrendered earlier in the day were also taken to Mandoli jail.

The Delhi High Court sentenced Kumar to life imprisonment for the "remainder of his natural life" on December 17. Kumar resigned from Congress soon after his conviction.

The case in which Kumar was convicted related to the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment's Raj Nagar Part-I area of southwest Delhi on November 1-2, 1984 and burning down of a Gurudwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.

(Published 31 December 2018, 09:15 IST)

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