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Rahul refuses to comment on Sajjan's conviction

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Tuesday refused to comment on the conviction of his party colleague in the 1984 riots case.

"I have made my position on the riots very clear, and I have said this before. This press conference is about the farmers of the country and that Mr. refuses to waive off even one rupee of loan," Gandhi told reporters here when asked to comment on the verdict delivered by the High Court yesterday.

The bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice overturned a lower court judgement and convicted Kumar in the 1984 riots case sentencing him to life imprisonment.

The court asked the 73-year-old former (MP) to surrender before December 31. The court also directed him not to leave and levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him.

The case pertains to the murder of five members of a family in the Cantonment area during the large-scale violence that occurred following the assassination of then on October 31, 1984. During four days of carnage, about 2,700 Sikhs were killed in the capital alone.

In 2013, the Karkardooma trial court had acquitted Kumar in the case and convicted five others. The appeal against the said order was filed by those convicted in the case, (CBI) and the family of victims.

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First Published: Tue, December 18 2018. 16:05 IST