BJP wants court to monitor reinvestigation

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New Delhi, Dec 18 (UNI) Welcoming the order of the trial court asking the CBI to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots in 1984, the BJP today urged the judiciary to also monitor the fresh investigations into the case in view of the 'doubtful conduct' of the country's premier investigation agency.

BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said that it was good that the CBI's attempt to exonerate Congress leader Jagadish Tytler was rejected by the Additional CMMs' Court. The agency was not willing to take on record the deposition of the eyewitness account to help the accused persons and were infact attempting to treat the witnesses as criminals. The riot was a genocide sponsored by the then ruling Congress party and supported by the government.

Earlier in the day, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjiv Jain said the matter needed to be further investigated and directed the CBI to submit its report by January 16, 2008. The CBI had filed a report before the court on September 29, claiming that one Jasbir Singh had allegedly heard Tytler inciting a mob to kill Sikhs and said that his whereabouts could not be located.

UNI

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