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Life terms for three in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Life terms for three in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment three convicts in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has been acquitted.

Girdhari Lal, Balwan Khokkar and Captain Bhagmal were sentenced to life imprisonment on murder charges. Two other convicts - former legislator Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokkar - were given three years jail.

The family members of the riot victims expressed resentment over the punishment, demanding death penalty for the culprits.

"We are disappointed with the judgement as the quantum of punishment is to less for these convicts. We want death penalty for them," said Jarnail Singh who is fighting for justice for Sikh riot victims.

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