1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Jagdish Tytler refuses lie detector test

The agency's move came after Verma's accusation against Tytler of influencing a witness Surender Singh through money and promising to send his son Narender Singh to Canada.

Published: 30th March 2017 10:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2017 12:15 AM   |  A+A-

Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler.

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Thursday told a court here that he is not ready to undergo a lie detector test in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Tytler's counsel told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma at the Karkardooma court that the CBI had not given any specific reason in its application seeking a polygraph test of his client.

The court has listed the matter for April 18 for further hearing.

The CBI had sought the court's permission for conducting lie detector tests on Tytler and arms dealer Abhishek Verma in connection with the case in which the Congress leader is accused of leading a mob in Pul Bangash area in 1984 that led to the killing of three Sikhs.

The agency's move came after Verma's accusation against Tytler of influencing a witness Surender Singh through money and promising to send his son Narender Singh to Canada.

Verma told the court that he was ready for the polygraph test if he is provided with adequate security as he apprehends a threat to his life as well as to his family.

The premier investigating agency had earlier given a clean chit to Tytler in the case but reopened the investigation following a December 4, 2015 court order in the wake of Verma's allegations.

The court had also directed the agency to find out whether Verma's statement was authentic.

In September 2016, the agency filed its investigation report in the case which would also be heard on the next date of hearing.
 

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