New Delhi: Sajjan Kumar, who has been convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case will be presented in Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Thursday, December 20 where his case will be heard. It must be noted that it is the second case that has been registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the recommendation of the Nanavati Commission.
The Congress leader who is facing trial charges of murder and rioting in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case pertaining to killing in Delhi’s Sultanpuri, also tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the party, as per reports. Kumar had written to Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, putting in his papers.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case just a day ago, has tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the party, said reports on Tuesday. Kumar has written to party president Rahul Gandhi, putting in his papers. “I tender my resignation with immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in the wake of the judgement of the honourable High Court of Delhi against me,” he said in the letter to Rahul.
On Monday, the Delhi High Court had convicted Kumar for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to imprisonment for life.
The High Court, describing the riots as “crimes against humanity”, had awarded Kumar life term for the “remainder of his natural life”, convicting him of criminal conspiracy and abetment in commission of crimes of murder, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of communal harmony and defiling and destruction of a Gurdwara.
The case related to the killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar part-I area in Palam Colony in South West Delhi on November 1-2, 1984, during the riots in the national capital and other parts of the country following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards on October 31.