NEW DELHI: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is likely to surrender
before court on December 31. Sajjan Kumar had moved to Delhi High Court seeking extension till January 30 to surrender. The counsel said Kumar’s appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the high court verdict is not likely to be taken up for hearing before December 31.
We have removed the objections and the appeal in the apex court has been numbered. Presently, there are no benches in the Supreme Court. Even if we mention the matter for urgent hearing, the registrar will decide whether it will be heard by the bench. No time is left now,” Kumar’s counsel said.
The 73-year-old former Congress leader was sentenced to life for the “remainder of his natural life” by the Delhi High Court on December 17
in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case related to killing of five Sikhs and the burning down of a gurdwara in Raj Nagar Part II.