New Delhi: After Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna took a decision to commute the life sentence of Kishori Lal, who was convicted for the murder of eight Sikhs during the 1984 riots, members of the Shiromani Akali Dal and Sikh community held a protest outside the residence of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday.

Seeing the fresh protests on Thursday, Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna reversed his previous order and asked the State Review Board (SRB) to review the matter.

Lal called as 'Butcher of Trilokpuri' had been sentenced to death in at least five cases by the lower courts for stabbing to death several people in the neighborhood during the 1984 riots. The Supreme Court, however, commuted the lower court’s decision to life terms later. The L-G decided to commute Lal’s life sentence because of his good conduct in the jail.