Timeline in anti-Sikh riot case against Sajjan Kumar

Timeline in anti-Sikh riot case against Sajjan Kumar

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New Delhi: Nirpreet Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Nirpreet Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Nirpreet Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Jagdish Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, talks to the media at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Jagdish Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, talks to the media at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Jagdish Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, talks to the media at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Jagdish Kaur, one of the prime witnesses in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, talks to the media at the Delhi High Court, on Dec 17, 2018. The court on Monday held Sajjan Kumar and five others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced the Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Chronology of events leading to conviction of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by the Delhi High Court on Monday:
October 31 1984: Then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated. Anti-Sikh riots break out, particularly in Delhi.
2005: Justice G.T. Nanavati Commission recommends investigation in case against Sajjan Kumar.
October 24, 2005: Home Ministry directs CBI to investigate cases against Sajjan Kumar.
January 13, 2010: CBI files chargesheet including against Sajjan Kumar in the killing of five Sikhs in south Delhi.
May 24, 2010: Court frames charges against them.
July 1, 2010: Trial starts. Court begins recording evidence.
April 30, 2013: Trial court acquits Sajjan Kumar but convicts five others.
May 9, 2013: Trial court sentences life term to former councillor Balwan Khokhar, Captain Bhagmal and Girdhari Lal and awards three years in jail former legislator Mahender Yadav and Krishan Khokar.
July 2013: CBI files appeal against Sajjan Kumar acquittal.
October 29: Delhi High Court reserves judgement.
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