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As per the Delhi High Court's verdict on Monday, reversed the trial court's acquittal of Sajjan Kumar, the Congress leader in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots accused him of building the conspiracy to commit murder following the assassination of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Sajjan Kumar was convicted for criminal conspiracy, promoting enmity and acts against communal harmony by a bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel. The CBI re-opened the case on recommendation of Nanavati Commission in 2005.

The hearing arguments on the appeals filed by the CBI, concluded on October 29 by the bench of justices Muralidhar and Goel reserved the judgement and the High Court said Kumar's life imprisonment will be for the remainder of his life and asked him to surrender by December 31.

The High Court of Delhi upheld the conviction of five other accused:-
1. Former Councillor Balwan Khokhar
2. Retired Naval Officer Captain Bhagmal
3. Girdhari Lal
4. Former MLA's Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokhrain

They were convicted in the case relating to the murder of five murder of five members of a family in Delhi's Raj Nagar area on November 1, 1984. While the others Bhagmal, Lal and Khokhar are sentenced life imprisonment, Yadav and Khokharin have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Calling it an extraordinary case, the High Court of Delhi observed that normal scheme of things, it would have been impossible to proceed against Sajjan Kumar as there appeared to be ongoing large-scale efforts to suppress cases against him by not even recording them.

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