Delhi High Court Hears 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Pleas

Former councillor Balwan Khokhar convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, had filed an appeal against the award of life sentence to him in the Delhi High Court. The court said while no witnesses showed up in many places, in others, despite witnesses, there was no corroborating evidence against the accused. “… Even more worrisome is that (all) accused could not be punished. If accused would be punished, history… as far as as riots are concerned, would be different,” the bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said.