The CBI on Wednesday said that it would study the Delhi court order rejecting the clean chit given by the investigation agency to Jagdish Tytler, an accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and decide on the further course of action.
The CBI had filed a closure report that stated Tytler was not present at Gurdwara Pulbangash in North Delhi, where three people were killed during the riots on November 1, 1984. The CBI prosecutor, in his arguments on April 4, had said that the petition seeking a re-investigation should be dismissed. The prosecutor further said that at the time of the said incident, Tytler was at Teen Murti Bhawan, the residence of Indira Gandhi.
The agency would study the order and take necessary action, said CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra.
However, sources said the CBI had sent a team to record statement of witness residing in the US. The statements given by the witness did not have the necessary evidence.
The witness had given the investigation agency names of three people who claimed to be in possession of information on the role Tytler had played in the anti-Sikh riots that took place in the aftermath of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination.
But the people named by the witness were not found to be genuine. Asked about the future course of action by the agency, they said it would depend on the directive issued by the court and the CBI is ready to probe again if the orders are for examination of only two or three witnesses.