After Amarinder Singh gives clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in riots case, Arun Jaitley hits back

Written by PTI | Amritsar | Updated: Apr 21 2014, 20:29pm hrs
BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is locked in a fierce battle against his Congress rival Amarinder Singh from Amritsar seat, slammed him for giving "clean chit" to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, saying that it was for the investigation and judicial process to find out the truth.

"Is he (Amarinder Singh) trying to prejudge the guilt of a person who is perceived to be involved in the riots," he questioned.

"Is his personal and political relationship more important to Amarinder Singh than the interest of the victims" He further asked.

Jaitley clarified about the allegation levelled against him by Amarinder Singh in connection with the Bhopal gas tragedy, saying, "I have advised and appeared for thousands of clients as a part of my professional commitment. If persons or a company not involved in the tragedy, wanted to have the benefit of my advice, it is my professional ethics as a lawyer to give them the correct legal advice. This is what I have done."

Dow Jones has nothing to do with either the Union Carbide or Bhopal gas tragedy. It is a leading American financial company. Dow Jones incidentally owns the Wall Street Journal.

The name of the lawyer who appeared against Bhopal gas victims is Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is the chief spokesperson of Amarinder Singh's political party, he said.