Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court and sought time till January 31 to surrender, three days after he was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots case.
The high court had directed Kumar on Monday to surrender before authorities by December 31, however, he has now sought 30 additional days to settle family affairs.
Advocate Anil Sharma, representing Kumar, said they need some more time to file appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the high court's verdict and Kumar has to settle his family matters relating to his children and property.
The plea is likely to come up for hearing on Friday.
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The case relates to killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar part-I area in Palam Colony in South West Delhi on November 1-2, 1984, and burning down of a Gurudwara in Raj Nagar part II during that period.