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Sajjan Kumar surrenders, sent to Mandoli jail for security reasons


New Delhi, Dec 31: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was awarded life sentence by Delhi High Court in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, surrendered before Karkardooma court.

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. File photo

According to reports, he has been sent to Mandoli jail for security reasons.

Lawyer of Sajjan Kumar said, "Court has sent him to Mandoli Jail. Court has also ordered that a separate van would be provided for his movement due to security reasons."

The Delhi High Court Bench bench had on December 17 convicted and sentenced the 73-year-old former Congress leader to imprisonment for the remainder of his life in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and had asked him to surrender by December 31 and not to leave Delhi.

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The same Bench dismissed former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea seeking time until January 30 to surrender.

Kumar has also approached the Supreme Court challenging his conviction and life imprisonment. The former Congress MP also appeared before the Patiala House Court for hearing in the second case related to the riots. The case was registered against him by the CBI on the recommendation of Nanavati Commission.

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