New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa today assaulted the 1984 riots case convicts in Delhi’s Patiala House Court when they were being taken away from the court.
The convicts, Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal Singh, were being taken away from the court when Sirsa launched at them. Despite heavy security, he managed to slap Yashpal Singh.
According to an ANI news report, after the scuffle, Sirsa said, “They killed innocent people in 1984. Still they are roaming around as goons. They were raising slogans that they will make us remember 1984 riots.”
On November 14, Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey held Naresh and Yashpal guilty of murder in Mahipalpur area of south Delhi during the riots in 1984. The court held both the accused guilty under various sections including 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 395 (dacoity) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code.
The Patiala House Court will pronounce the sentence of the convicts on November 20.
1984 anti-Sikh riots
The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, also known as the 1984 Sikh Massacre, was a series of organised pogroms against Sikhs in India by anti-Sikh mobs in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.
Official Indian government reports numbered about 2,800 killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi. Independent sources estimate the number of deaths at about 8,000, including at least 3,000 in Delhi.
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