The Central Bureau of Investigation has sought permission to prosecute Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Home Minister P Chidambaram [ Images ] said on Monday. The CBI has completed the investigation and re-investigation of seven cases against Tytler, Kumar and late Dharam Das Shastri, Chidambaram informed the Rajya Sabha. "While in four cases, the CBI has sought permission under Section 196 of the Criminal Procedure Code from the Competent Authority to prosecute the accused persons, in one case, the closure has been filed and accepted by the court," he said. The home minister was responding to a Calling Attention motion on the progress of relief for the victims and the steps taken to punish the guilty involved in the anti-Sikh riots. © Copyright 2009 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.