Hope Sajjan Kumar gets death sentence in Sikh riots case: KTS Tulsi. Congress Rajya Sabha MP and noted advocate KTS Tulsi on Saturday expressed hope that Congress leader Sajjan Kumar would get the death sentence for his role in 1984 Sikh riots case. Tulsi’s statement comes a day after he was identified as an instigator by the witness Cham Kaur in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case before Delhi’s Patiala House Court. “This is a direct evidence of his (Sajjan Kumar) culpability. I hope it results in conviction and he gets a death sentence,” Tulsi told ANI.A 1984 anti-Sikh riots witness and victim on Friday identified Kumar in connection with the alleged killings of the Sikh people during the riots. During the hearing of the case in Delhi’s Patiala House court, Kaur issued a statement identifying Kumar. Earlier, another witness Sheela Kaur identified him.
The case has been listed for hearing on December 20.Kumar and two other accused are facing trial on the charges of murder and rioting in the case. In March, the Delhi High Court had received a petition containing a CD, which was stated to be Kumar’s confession about accepting his role in the riots. The court issued a notice to Kumar, asking him to file a reply to the same.
According to official records, about 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi, during the clash that broke out after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards at her official residence in New Delhi. (ANI)
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