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New Delhi: The CBI yesterday informed a court hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case that no fresh FIR has been registered till date on the allegation about Congress leader Jagdish Tytler influencing witnesses and laundering money.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation made the submission before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler during the hearing of closure report in the case involving Tytler.

The closure report that gave a clean chit to Tytler in the riots case. It was for the third time that the CBI filed a closure report in the case.

Senior advocate H.S. Phoolka, appearing for victim/complainant Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed during the 1984 riots, cited the statements of different witnesses and businessman Abhishek Verma in the last hearing and alleged that Tytler tried to influence witnesses in the case.

Citing Verma’s statement – enclosed with the closure report – Phoolka told the court the businessman had mentioned that Tytler tried to influence one of the witnesses by giving him a hefty sum of money and promising to settle his son abroad.

The court on June 3 sought reply from the probe agency.

Meanwhile, Phoolka yesterday told the court that he will file a protest petition alleging that the CBI is saving Tytler by not filing any complaint against him regarding influencing witnesses and money laundering.

The court fixed July 30 for further hearing.

The probe agency twice earlier gave a clean chit to the Congress leader. In April 2013, a sessions court rejected the closure report and ordered the probe agency to further investigate the killing.

Acting on its direction, the CBI conducted further probe but again filed another closure report on December 24, 2014.

(IANS)

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1984 anti-Sikh Riots Case: Abhishek Verma Ready to undergo Polygraph Test

The case pertains to the riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi on 1st November 1984, in which three people were killed, just a day past the assassination of then Prime Minister of India- Indira Gandhi

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Abhishek Verma, controversial arms-dealer
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  • The court also asked Verma to give the statement in writing, that he wished to undergo the test if fulltime security is offered to him till the test was conducted
  • The court had directed Tytler and Verma to provide ‘unambiguous’ statements on whether they were willing to undergo the lie detection test
  • The case pertains to the riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi on 1st November 1984, in which three people were killed, just a day past the assassination of then Prime Minister of India- Indira Gandhi

New Delhi, July 08, 2017: Abhishek Verma, a controversial arms-dealer and a witness in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case allegedly involving Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, gave a statement to a Delhi court on Thursday that he was prepared to undergo a lie-detector test if that ensured full security to him and his family; Press Trust of India has reported.

During the hearing, Verma was present and he stated that- while Tytler had Z-plus security, he was offered protection only on the days of court-hearing and he anticipated severe threat to his own life as well as that of his mother and wife.

According to PTI reports, Verma agreed to the suggestion of the counsel, meant for the victims in the court that he should be provided with 24 hours security till he gives nod for the polygraph test.

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Advocate Prabhsahay Kaur and Kamna Vohra, who represented riot victims, said “Here is a witness who is willing to depose against Tytler. Witness protection is very important. Till the time his statement is recorded or lie detection test is conducted on him, he be given security round-the-clock so that he has no apprehension of grave danger to his life. After conducting the test, the threat perception could be re-assessed.”

According to the reports, Shivali Sharma, the additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, stated that she was curious to know the stand of the CBI’s investigating officer regarding this issue and listed this matter for 18th July as he was not present on Thursday. CBI prosecutor had mentioned to the court that the IO is out for a training session and would be available after two weeks.

The court also asked Verma to give the statement in writing, that he wished to undergo the test if fulltime security is offered to him till the test was conducted and his perception of a threat be re-assessed post that.

PTI reports say that besides carrying out a test for Verma, CBI has also sought for Tytler to undergo a lie-detection test, which has been refused by him.

The court had directed Tytler and Verma to provide ‘unambiguous’ statements on whether they were willing to undergo the lie detection test. It had held that the CBI’s plea for obtaining the consent of the two for the test was maintainable.

It had mentioned that, if there were any conditions attached to their consent, Verma and Tytler should have to appear in person for clarification.

According to the reports, the CBI’s move to seek permission for carrying out polygraph test on Verma and Tytler, came in pursuance to the court’s order of 4th December 2015, in which it was stated that the test may be conducted, if necessary.

The case pertains to the riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi on 1st November 1984, in which three people were killed, just a day past the assassination of then Prime Minister of India- Indira Gandhi.

Reportedly, Tytler was given a clean-chit by the CBI three times in the case, post his denial of involvement in the riot; but the agency was directed by the court to pursue further investigation in the matter. A protest petition had been filed by the victims, challenging the closure reports of CBI in the case.

The court had directed the CBI on December 2015 to investigate the matter, and decided to supervise it in every two months, just to ensure that all the aspects were thoroughly investigated.

The agency had gone through severe re-investigation regarding the murder of Thakur Singh, Badal Singh, and Gurcharan Singh near the Gurudwara after a court in refused to accept its closure report December 2007. The CBI has already filed three closure reports in that case; PTI has reported.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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Jagdish Tytler attacked by Sikh youth in Delhi

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New Delhi: Congress leader and 1984 riots accused Jagdish Tytler was attacked by a Sikh youth at a wedding in New Delhi on Saturday night.

According to reports, 23-year-old Sehaj Umang Bhatia, allegedly in an inebriated state, got into a heated argument with Tytler at a farm house in the national capital’s Mehrauli area and then threw a glass at the latter at around 11 pm. Tytler reportedly escaped unhurt.

The man was detained by police.

“The Congress leader was leaving the wedding ceremony when the incident happened. A youth named Sehaj Umang Singh started abusing Tytler and then tried to throw a glass at him. However, the leader escaped unhurt,” a police official said.

“Following the attack, the people caught the youth and handed him over to the police. He was detained and later let off after a brief interrogation.”

This comes two days after a court here refused to accept the closure report and directed the CBI to further investigate a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Tytler, pointing to arms dealer Abhishek Verma’s statement that Tytler had tried to influence a witness.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler ordered on Friday the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct further investigations and refused to accept the closure report that gives Tytler a clean chit, saying it should be found out whether Verma’s statement was true or not.

Verma, in his statement, told the CBI that Tytler had tried to influence one of the witnesses by giving him a hefty sum of money and promising to settle his son abroad.

The court observed that Verma has disclosed an active role played by Tytler in sending key witness, Surinder Singh Granthi’s son Narinder Singh to Canada. It was done as a deal for changing Granthi statement which has helped Tytler to get clean chit in the case, Verma has disclosed.

The court ordered the CBI to find out whether the statement of Verma was true or not and directed to conduct his lie detection test, if required.

It also asked the CBI to find out how many times Nairnder Singh applied for Canadian visa and to collect the copies of all the relevant documents.

The judge also ordered to find out whether Nairnder Singh ever committed any visas violations in Canada.

(With inputs from IANS)

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CBI tells court it can re-investigate 1984 riots case

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New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a court that it can further investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which it had filed a closure report and given a clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.

The Central Bureau of Investigation’s statement came while replying to an application filed by the Shiromani Akali Dal where the party told the court that it will provide the addresses of three material witnesses.

The probe agency in its reply said it was prepared to investigate the matter further on the court’s permission.

The CBI had earlier informed the court that these witnesses were not traceable.

The court on October 30 reserved its order on deciding on the closure report filed in a riots case against Tytler.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler, who was scheduled to pass the order on Tuesday, was on leave.

The court has fixed December 3 to decide on the closure report and other applications filed in the case.

Advocate H.S. Phoolka, appearing for victim/complainant Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed during the riots, said that in view of the seriousness of the offence, the court should not accept the closure report.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Kaur against the CBI’s closure report — its third — giving a clean chit to Tytler for his alleged role in the violence.

Phoolka said the CBI’s investigation was “faulty, tainted, dishonest and perfunctory”.

Earlier, the agency gave a clean chit to the Congress leader twice.

In April 2013, a sessions court rejected a closure report and ordered the agency to further investigate the killings.

The CBI did that but filed another closure report on December 24, 2014, saying there was no sufficient evidence to proceed against Tytler.

(IANS)