1984 riots convict Sajjan Kumar quits Congress Party: Reports

Parul Srivastava
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Sajjan Kumar quits  Congress primary membership: Know the deets here


Sajjan Kumar Quits Congress- Delhi High Court on Monday convicted Sajjan Kumar in 1984 Sikh riots case. He has been sentenced lifetime imprisonment. According to reports, he has already sent his resignation to party President Rahul Gandhi. He wrote, “I tender my resignation with the immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in the wake of the judgment of Delhi High Court against me.”

Notably, Sajjan Kumar was in Indian National Congress from past four decades.  In the last few years, he was sidelined by the party over allegations that he had led mobs targeting Sikhs in Delhi after assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikhs Bodyguard on October 31st, 1984.

Sajjan Kumar’s first election victory was in the year 1977 as a municipal councilor. He won his first Lok Sabha election from the outer Delhi constituency and he retained that seat in two elections. In the year 2009, Congress refused to field him as a candidate, BJP accused of shielding its 1984 riots accused leader.

 Sajjan Kumar was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar and torching of a gurudwara in Delhi on November 1, 1984.  Delhi High Court has sentenced him to jail for the remainder of his natural life, canceling an earlier court order acquitting him.

The court has asked him to surrender by December 31. Well, people who lost their lives during the riots cannot come back but finally, the justice has been delivered.

The historic decision by Delhi High Court has once again restored our faith in Indian Judiciary.

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