STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Anti-Sikh Riots: CBI Told to Reopen Probe Against Tytler

The order was issued in response to a protest petition filed by Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband was killed in the riots, challenging the CBI’s closure report exonerating Tytler

Published: 05th December 2015 03:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2015 03:50 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct further investigation into 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler who had earlier got a clean chit from the agency.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S P S Laler said some aspects of the case required further probe and the purpose of the investigation was to unearth true facts. He also gave leeway to the Central agency to achieve the goal.

Referring to a judgement of a superior court, the court said that as closure reports have been filed in the case several times, “it would be in the interest of justice if the investigation is monitored by the court on a bi-monthly basis so that no aspect of the case is left uninvestigated.”

“CBI is directed to conduct further investigation into the present case. Be listed for further proceedings on February 2, 2016,” the judge said.

The order was issued in response to a protest petition filed by Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed in the anti-Sikh riots, challenging the CBI’s closure report exonerating Tytler. The petition challenged the closure report and sought court’s direction to CBI to investigate the matter further and bring available incriminating evidence against the accused on record. Seeking dismissal of the protest petition, the CBI said the probe had established Tytler had no involvement in the killings that took place at Gurudwara Pulbangash on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

The CBI had re-investigated the case after a court had refused to accept the closure report in December 2007. Tytler had denied any role in the riots.

We cannot falsely implicate an innocent person on the basis of charged sentiments and to satisfy the ego of vested interests, the CBI had said.

Senior advocate H S Phoolka, representing the victims, has also sought court’s direction to CBI to lodge an FIR against Tytler for  influencing witness and hawala transactions.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp