Indian Navy Officer involved in killings of Sikhs, asked by High Court to surrender

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Indian Navy Officer involved in killings of Sikhs, asked by High Court to surrender

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday directed anti-Sikh riots convicted Retd. Indian navy officer Capt. Bhagmal, who was held guilty of murder of a family of five in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment, to surrender by Monday.

The Court had rejected the bail of Capt. Bhagmal, who was serving life term and directed him to surrender. He was co-accused of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar.

Earlier in May, the court granted bail for a week to Capt. Bhagmal to look after his wife, who underwent an operation.

Khokhar, Captain Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal and two others were held guilty in a case, related to the murder of five members of a family, after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Three of them had challenged their conviction by the trial court in May 2013.The trial court had acquitted Sajjan Kumar, but awarded life term to Khokhar, Bhagmal and Girdhari Lal.