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Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction in deadly Sikh riots
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Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction in deadly Sikh riots


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An Indian court has sent a senior Congress party politician to jail for life in what is being seen as the most important conviction so far in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

Sajjan Kumar was found guilty of inciting crowds to kill Sikhs.

In a scathing verdict, the Delhi high court judge said the accused escaped trial because of “political patronage”.

More than 3,000 Sikhs died in the riots that followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

The prosecution had accused Kumar of being involved in a conspiracy of “terrifying proportion” with the police during the riots.



Source BBC News

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