1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Witness Abhishek Verma files complaint after receiving email threats

Verma alleged that he faced a threatening email advising him not to continue with his polygraph test as a witness against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.

Published: 29th October 2017 07:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2017 07:51 PM   |  A+A-

Abhishek Verma (File Photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A complaint has been filed by controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma after he allegedly faced a threatening email advising him not to continue with his polygraph test as a witness against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Verma has filed a complaint in Mehrauli Police station on Sunday.

Police said that they have registered a case under section 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication, punishable with a term of two years) of the Indian Penal Code and are investigating the matter.

“Last night (on Saturday) I received an extremely dirty and threatening email on our company’s general email address. In the said email, the language of which is extremely "abusive and threatening", threats have been extended to me and my family,” Verma said in his complaint, accessed by The New Indian Express. He alleged that the sender has furnished exact details of his residential address and the cars driven by him and his wife and has threatened to kill him and his family.

Verma claimed that he has been asked to drop the idea of “deshbhakti” (patriotism) and “not continue with my polygraph (lie-detector) test at Forensic Science Laboratory Delhi as a witness against Jagdish Tytler.

Verma, who currently has three personal security officers providing him security as per the Delhi High Court's directions, demanded that his security be enhanced. He has been undergoing the polygraph test at the government-run forensic science laboratory in Rohini. He had alleged in his application before a Karkardooma court that officials of the FSL were holding a "mini trial" and acting in an “unfair and biased” manner.

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