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1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar seeks until Jan 31 to surrender

The plea is likely to come up for hearing on Friday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

File photo | Photo: PTI
File photo of Sajjan Kumar| Photo: PTI

Former Thursday approached the High Court seeking time till January 31 to surrender in connection with a 1984 case in which he was recently sentenced to life imprisonment.

Kumar, who was directed by the high court on Monday to surrender before authorities by December 31, sought more time saying he has to settle family affairs.

Anil Sharma, representing Kumar, said they need some more time to file appeal before the challenging the high court's verdict and Kumar has to settle his family matters relating to his children and property.

The plea is likely to come up for hearing on Friday.

The case relates to killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar part-I area in Palam Colony in South West on November 1-2, 1984, and burning down of a Gurudwara in Raj Nagar part II during that period.

First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 12:50 IST