1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: CBI Seeks Dismissal Of Case Against Tytler


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Jun 17, 2004
NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday told a Karkardooma court that there was no sufficient evidence against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Pleading for dismissal of a petition filed by the family of the riots victim against the closure of case against Tytler, the CBI said there is no evdience to prosecute Tytler in the case. Additional Sessions Judge V K Khanna, after going through CBI's written submission, asked the victim's family to file its response and posted the matter for further hearing on August 21.

Lakhwinder Kaur, whose husband was killed in the riots, is seeking further investigation by the CBI into the case following claims about emergence of fresh evidence. Kaur calimed the trial court had wrongly dismissed a petition protesting CBI's decision to give a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler.

Earlier on April 27, the court let off Jagdish Tytler after accepting the closure report submitted by the CBI that gave a clean chit to him.

Giving a clean cheat to Tytler, the court further said there was no ground to order further investigation in the case.

The CBI had submitted that there was nothing to proceed against 66-year-old Tytler as two witnesses, Jasbir Singh and Surinder Singh, were not reliable and their statements were 'false and concocted'.

Earlier on April 2, the CBI had given a clean chit to Tytler.

De-sealing its final investigation report in a court, the CBI has recommended quashing of FIR against Tytler.

On March 28, the CBI filed the report in a sealed envelope before Metropolitan Magistrate Ram Lal Meena.

Tytler was among the three prominent leaders named in the reports on anti-Sikh riots. Two other leaders named were Sajjan Kumar and the late HKL Bhagat.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which claimed the lives of almost 3000 Sikhs, were triggered by the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by two of her Sikh bodyguards.