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  1. 1984 Anti-Sikh riots: CBI files final report on Jagdish Tytler’s involvement

1984 Anti-Sikh riots: CBI files final report on Jagdish Tytler’s involvement

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday submitted its final report before the Kakardooma court concerning the role of Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case.

By: | Updated: September 14, 2016 5:30 PM
The CBI had summoned Jagdish Tytler to re-investigate his role in the riots of 1984. (PTI) The CBI had earlier summoned Jagdish Tytler to re-investigate his role in the riots of 1984. (PTI)

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday submitted its final report before the Kakardooma court concerning the role of Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case. The Kakardooma court is to consider the report on 28 September 2016. Earlier on September 9, the CBI had questioned Congress leader Jagdish Tytler about his involvement in the 1984 Sikh riots. The CBI had summoned him to re-investigate his role in the riots that happened on November 1, 1984. Reports had suggested that Tytler had been called to the CBI headquarters and was interrogated for several hours.

Earlier, the CBI had filed a report of closure dismissing all the charges against Tytler. Following this report, Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was a victim of the riots had filed a petition challenging the CBI’s report. The CBI closure report had then been rejected by a court in Delhi, which had also asked the CBI to re-investigate the involvement of Tytler in the 1984 riots referring to Abhishek Verma, arms dealer’s statement that Tytler had previously attempted to influence a witness.

The court had said that the CBI must find out if Verma’s statement had any solid ground. Arms dealer Abhishek Verma had earlier attempted to influence a witness by offering him k=money and making promises of sending his son abroad. The 1984 Anti-Sikh riots can be linked to the assassination of former prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The riots led to numerous cases of violence and deaths throughout the country. The survivors of these riots have said that the nightmare continued even after the riots as they were shifted to refugee camps, that were meant to shelter them.

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