ਮਨਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿਰਸਾ ਨੇ 1984 ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਤਲੇਆਮ ਦੇ ਦੋਸ਼ੀ ਯਸ਼ਪਾਲ ਨੂੰ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਥੱਪੜ
NEW DELHI, India :- They killed innocent people in 1984. Still they are roaming around as goons. They were raising slogans that they will make us remember 1984 riots: Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after slapping a convict in Delhi’s Patiala House Court
The former DSGMC general secretary and serving legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa today slapped genocide culprit Yashpal “Singh”, one of the two held guilty by the Court on November 14, when the duo guilty culprits were being taken to the lock up in Patiala House Court. Notably, the duo genocide culprits namely Naresh Sherawat and Yashpal “Singh” were produced today as the Court conducted a debate on quantum of punishment to be addressed to them.
Sources have informed that the prosecution demanded the death sentence for the duo culprits as they have been held guilty under various sections including 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 395 (robbery) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. However, the defense lawyer opposed the prosecution’s demand and sought life sentence for the duo culprits.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the Court has reserved its verdict for November 20 after conducting a debate on the quantum of punishment.
It may be recalled here that the Court of additional sessions judge Ajay Pandey had held two Sikh genocide culprits namely Naresh Sherawat and Yashpal “Singh” guilty of murdering two innocent Sikhs namely Hardev Singh and Avtar Singh in Mahipalpur area of south Delhi during the 1984 Sikh genocide.