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First death penalty in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, one life imprisonment

On November 14, the court had convicted Singh and Sherawat for killing two men here during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded death penalty to convict for killing two men in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the first capital punishment in the case.

Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey also awarded life term to co-convict in the case.

The verdict pronounced in the Tihar Jail due to security concerns and attack on the convicts on the premises of the Delhi court.

On November 14, the court had convicted Singh and Sherawat for killing two men during the 1984 anti--- the first conviction in the cases reopened by the SIT.

The had closed the case in 1994 for want of evidence. However, a Special Investigation Team on the riots reopened it.

First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 17:00 IST
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