1984 anti-Sikh riots: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar sentenced to life
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar (73) is the first big politician, convicted after 34 years of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that broke out after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her sikh bodyguards.
The anti-Sikh riots had left nearly 3,000 people dead.
Sajjan Kumar has been sentenced to life for “remainder of his natural life” by the Delhi High Court today (17 December 2018) .
On November 28, the Delhi High Court upheld the conviction of 70 of the 89 persons held guilty and awarded five-years in jail by a trial court in a separate case linked to anti-Sikh riots.
A trial court on November 20 had awarded death penalty to Yashpal Singh and ordered life imprisonment to another, Naresh Sherawat, for the killing of two persons during the anti-Sikh riots.