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BJP has welcomed the sentencing of two people by a Delhi court in connection with 1984 Anti Sikh riots case. The court on Tuesday sentenced to death one convict and life imprisonment to another.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad expressed satisfaction over the court’s order.

Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked the Congress party for its delaying tactics to during its rule and accused that the party did not want the justice to be delivered.

Earlier, on Tuesday in the first ever sentencing in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case after SIT took over probe in 2015, Patiala House Court awarded death penalty to Yashpal Singh for killing two men while co-convict Naresh Sehrawat was awarded life term in the case.

Earlier, the court had convicted Singh and Sherawat on November 15. In 1994, Delhi Police could not gather evidence to prosecute any accused and after investigation, a closure report was filed which was accepted by the court.

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