1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Three Convicts get Life Term


Three convicts in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case were sentenced to life term after they were found guilty of murder. Meanwhile, two others were awarded three years imprisonment for their role in the riots.

The CBI had demanded death sentence for former councillor Balwan Khokkar (58), Girdhari Lal (68) and Captain Bhagmal (85). A Delhi court had convicted the trio of murder in an anti-Sikh riots case on April 30.

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The investigating agency argued in the court that the three were engaged in planned communal riot and religious cleansing.

Soon after the verdict, protests erupted outside the court. The protesters demanded death sentence for the three convicts who were given life imprisonment.

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