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Anti-Sikh riots case: Sajjan Kumar surrenders before Delhi court

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

He surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg.

Former MLAs Kishan Khokhar and Mahender Yadav, who were also convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, surrendered before a Delhi court to serve a 10-yr jail term. 

Khokhar and Yadav surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate after the court accepted their application to surrender. 

The high court had set a deadline of 31st December for them to surrender and undergo prison term. It had on 17th December also convicted former Congress councillor Balwan Khokhar, retired naval officer Captain Bhagmal and Girdhari Lal.

The high court had on 21st December rejected Sajjan  Kumar’s plea seeking extension till 30th January to surrender. 

He has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the conviction and life sentence awarded by the high court.

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