No clean chit for 1984-riots accused Tytler yet

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New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee and 1984 Carnage Justice Committee today filed an application in a city court that the case against former Union Minister and Congress MP Jagdish Tytler relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots should not be closed as they have sufficent evidence against him.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a closure report against Tytler in the Additional Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) but the court has not given a clean chit to Tytler yet.

The Carnage Committee and the Gurdwara Management Committee have alleged that the CBI had closed the case against Tytler but filed a chargesheet against one Suresh.

The closure report was filed by the CBI as they could not trace any witness who could prove Tytler's involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in which nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed. The riots broke out soon after Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assasinated by the Sikh security Gaurds in the year 1984.

According to Wing Commander R S Chatwal, Secretary for the 1984 Carnage Justice Committee, the CBI is not investigating the conspiracy angle against Tytler. The CBI in its report had said that the witnesses against Tytler were not traceable. One witness named Surinder Singh had mentioned that he did not himself see Tytler but only on hear say had made remarks against him.

Jasbir Singh, the second witness, is stated to have gone abroad and his address was not traceable, the CBI said.

The Court has fixed November 29, 2007 as the next date of hearing.

Senior Advocare H S Phoolka will argue that the closure report filed by the CBI is bad in law and must be withdrawn and charges should be framed against Tytler.

UNI

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