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1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Sajjan Kumar approaches Supreme Court against conviction

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Sajjan Kumar, Ex-Congress leader on Saturday approached the Supreme Court and Challenged the life imprisonment awarded to him by the Delhi High Court in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.

HS Phoolka, a senior lawyer advocating him in the riot 1984 riot case said that he has been conveyed by the top court registry that Kumar has filed an appeal against the high court’s verdict.

He said that the victims had already filed a caveat to pre-empt any ex parte hearing in favour of Kumar.

It is to be noted that Kumar was convicted and sentenced to life for the remainder of his life by the high court on December 17 in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Raj Nagar area.

The case pertains to killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar part-I area in Palam Colony in South West Delhi on November 1-2, 1984, and setting the Gurudwara on fire in Raj Nagar part II at that time.

Sajjan Kumar’s plea seeking an extension of time till January 30 to surrender for serving his punishment was rejected by the High Court on Friday.

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