1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC hears Sajjan Kumar’s plea against conviction, issues notice to CBI

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued a notice to CBI on an appeal filed by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging the verdict delivered by Delhi High Court in December 2018 convicting and sentencing the veteran former Congress leader to life imprisonment for criminal conspiracy to commit murder in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

While delivering the verdict, the Delhi HC had ordered Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. The former Congress leader surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate on December 31 and was sent to Mandoli jail in northeast Delhi.

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