The Delhi High Court on Friday refused the plea of Sajjan Kumar, who was recently found guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, seeking more time to surrender, as the news agency ANI reported.
Worth mention here the former Congress leader Kumar had on Thursday moved an application before the court seeking more time and sought 30 days time to surrender before the court, as reported ANI.
The court stated it found no ground for granting the extension of time to Sajjan Kumar to surrender.
This came even as a witness in the case, pertaining to the killings in the national capital Delhi Cantt area during the 1984 riots, filed a warning in the Supreme Court. The witness has demanded in the caveat that if Sajjan Kumar challenges the life imprisonment awarded to him by the Delhi High Court, then the Supreme Court must hear the victims before taking a verdict.
On the other hand, advocate HS Phoolka, who is representing the riot victims in the case, had stated that he had suggested the victims to not move the top Court.
"I have advised victims not to move Supreme Court because if both sides file appeal, court will hear in detail. We should rather press for dismissal of Sajjan Kumar's appeal at the earliest. Life imprisonment till death is better punishment than death sentence," Phoolka had stated.