Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar surrendered before the Karkardooma court on Monday to serve life imprisonment awarded to him by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
Kumar will be housed in jail room number 14 of the Mandoli prisons complex as that would be the closest from the Karkardooma court where the former Congress leader surrendered. Though the jail room is not a high security area, but it has been ensured that Kumar is kept away from Sikh prisoners.
Former Congress MLAs Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokar also surrendered before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Aditi Garg. Yadav was allowed to carry his spectacles and walking stick owing to his old age. However, the two former Congress leaders have been lodged in Tihar unlike Kumar.
The High Court had on December 21 rejected Kumar’s plea seeking time till January 30 to surrender. In his plea, Kumar had said that he had to settle family affairs related to his children and property, and that he also needed time to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the HC verdict.