1984 anti-Sikh riots: 2 convicted in murder case

New Delhi: After 30 years, a Delhi Court on Wednesday held two accused, Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal Singh, guilty in connection with the murder of two Sikhs in South Delhi’s Mahipalpur area during 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Both the accused were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the court judgment. The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Thursday.

Sehrawat and Singh were earlier booked on the charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, weapon possession, attempt to murder and murder etc under Sections 452, 302, 307, 324, 395, 436 read with Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to official records, about 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi, during the clashes which broke out after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.