1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi court awards death penalty to Yashpal Singh

A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded death penalty to convict Yashpal Singh for killing two men in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the first capital punishment in the case.

Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey also awarded life term to co-convict Naresh Sherawat in the case.

On November 14, the court had convicted Yashpal and Naresh for killing two men in New Delhi during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots -- the first conviction in the cases reopened by the SIT.

The Delhi Police had closed the case in 1994 for want of evidence.

However, a Special Investigation Team on the riots reopened it.