Former Congress leader, Sajjan Kumar, who was awarded life sentence in the 1984 Sikh Riots case has surrendere before The Karkardooma Court on Monday.

December 31 was the last day of the deadline set by the Delhi High Court.

Sajjan Kumar had moved The Supreme Court on December 22 challenging the Delhi High Court’s decision.

Kumar on December 17 was found guilty of killing five members of a Sikh family, residing in South Delhi’s Raj Nagar. The witness of the case Cham Kaur had identified the accused leader and alleged that the leader had instigated the mob to kill Sikhs.

Terming the riots as a “crime against humanity”, the Court had sentenced Kumar to the “remainder of natural life”.

On Friday, the Delhi High Court had dismissed Sajjan Kumar’s plea, seeking more time to surrender

On December 23, the former Congress leader moved the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict, seeking an urgent hearing and of the sentence. In his plea, he had contended that the finding of the High Court was “erroneous” and that he was wrongly punished.


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