1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar resigns from Congress

New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Tuesday resigned from the primary membership of the party, a day after the Delhi High Court convicted him for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to imprisonment for life.

Kumar has written to party president Rahul Gandhi in this regard.

“I tender my resignation with immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in the wake of the judgement of the honourable high court of Delhi against me,” Kumar said in the letter to Gandhi.

The Delhi High Court has asked Kumar to surrender before 31 December and imposed a fine of Rs five lakh on him.

Yesterday, Kumar’s lawyer Anil Sharma said that he would move the Supreme Court against the verdict.

Sharma said, “This was a case of no evidence. We need time to interpret the judgment. We respect Delhi High Court’s judgment. The only option left to us is to go to the Supreme Court against the judgment,” Sharma told ANI.

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