Minorities

CBI files report in 1984 Sikh massacre case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler

September 18, 2016 06:06 PM
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler

New Delhi: The CBI on friday  filed a report in a Delhi court on its further probe into a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was earlier given clean chit for his alleged role. Tytler was close to Indira Gandhi.

The report was filed in a sealed cover before link magistrate Rakesh Kumar Singh who fixed its consideration by the court concerned for September 28.

The Delhi Police officials related to investigations allong had been shielding Tytler. The Delhi police even made an attempt to give clean chit to tytler but dourt treject police submission and order for further investigations.

During the hearing, the court rejected the CBI prosecutor’s submission seeking a long date on the ground that he was busy in other matters.

“You (prosecutor) have other cases listed in courts is no ground for seeking a long date. Why are you not filing the report as asked by the court concerned earlier,” the magistrate asked.

The CBI’s plea seeking a long date was vehemently opposed by HS Phoolka, senior advocate representing riot victims, saying it had sought time thrice for the purpose and the court had given it the last chance at the last hearing on July 11.

The court had given a last chance to the CBI to complete its further probe in two months, observing that justice delayed amounted to justice denied.

After the court’s earlier direction, the CBI recently questioned Tytler in connection with the case on September 9 when he had answered questions put by the investigating officers.

The court had earlier pulled up the agency for not taking proper steps to complete the probe.

The case pertains to the riots at Gurdwara Pulbangash in North Delhi where three people were killed on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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