Former Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar has surrendered in Court today. According to a report by news agency PTI, Kumar surrendered at the Karkardooma court in Delhi in the morning today.
Delhi High court had convicted him in the 1984 Sikh riots and had sentenced him life in prison. The court gave its decision on December 17. Sajjan Kumar, after the court decision, had pleaded in the court, requesting 30 more days to surrender. But the court declined his plea.
After High Court, Sajjan Kumar moved to the Supreme Court, where he was convicted of “murder, promoting enmity between groups and defiling public property.”
Along with Sajjan Kumar, the court found two other people guilty. Kishan Khokhar and Mahendra Yadav were sentenced 10 years of Jail by the Court. And according to another report by PTI, they both had surrendered in the court before Sajjan Kumar, earlier this morning.
Before the hearing of Kumar’s case in Delhi High Court, a lower court was hearing his case. The lower court acquitted Kumar in its decision in 2013. But, the Delhi High Court reversed lower court’s decision and found him guilty of many heinous crimes.
Kumar gave his resignation from Congress just a day after the Court convicted him. In the letter written to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Kumar said, “ I tender my resignation with immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in the wake of the judgement of the Hon'ble high court of Delhi against me."
He is convicted in notoriously famous Anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by his Two Sikh Guards.
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