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Sajjan Kumar gets no relief from Delhi High Court, will have to surrender by Dec 31

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The court dismissed his plea for extension of time till January 30 to surrender, after being recently sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 21, 2018 11:32 IST
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The 73-year-old leader, on Monday, was directed by the high court to surrender before authorities by December 31. 

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar got no relief from Delhi High Court on Friday over his surrender date. The court dismissed his plea for extension of time till January 30 to surrender, after being recently sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The high court pointed out that it saw no ground for granting relief to Sajjan Kumar. 

The 73-year-old leader, on Monday, was directed by the high court to surrender before authorities by December 31. He had moved a plea seeking extension of time to surrender. 

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.

The riots had broken out after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by her two Sikh bodyguards. 

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