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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Verdict Live Updates: Sajjan Kumar Convicted, Gets Life Term
Dec 17, 2018 16:31 (IST)
Chronology of events in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

October 31, 1984: The then PM Indira Gandhi shot dead by her two Sikh bodyguards at her residence.

November 1-2: Mob kills five Sikhs in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment.

May, 2000: Girish Thakorlal Nanavati Commission set up to probe riots related cases.

December 2002: Sessions court acquits Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in one of the cases.

October 24, 2005: CBI registers another case on recommendation of GT Nanavati Commission.

February 1, 2010: Trial court issues summons against Kumar, Balwan Khokkar, Mahender Yadav, Captain Bagmal, Girdhari Lal, Krishan Khokkar, late Maha Singh and Santosh Rani, named as accused.

May 24: Trial court frames charges of murder, dacoity, mischief to cause damage to property, promoting enmity between different communities, criminal conspiracy and other sections of the IPC against six accused.

April 30, 2013: Court acquits Sajjad Kumar. Balwan Khokhar, Lal, Bhagmal held guilty for offence of murder, Yadav, Krishan Khokhar convicted for offence of rioting.

May 9: Court awards life term to Khokhar, Bhagmal and Lal, and 3-year jail term to Yadav and Kishan Khokhar.

July 19: CBI files appeal in HC against acquittal of Kumar.

July 22: HC issues notice to Kumar on CBI's plea.

October 29, 2018: HC reserves verdict.

December 17: HC convicts and sentences Kumar to remainder of his life. It also upheld life term of Khokhar, Bhagmal and Lal. Sentence of Yadav and Kishan Khokar enhanced to 10 years in jail.

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