Delhi court orders CBI to reinvestigate '84 riots against Tytler

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New Delhi, Dec 18 (UNI) A Delhi court today ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reinvestigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case against former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler.

Rejecting the CBI's report giving a clean chit to Tytler and seeking closure of the case, 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.

The court's direction came after the counsel H S Phoolka on behalf of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Carnage Justice Committee submitted that Singh was willing to join the investigation and gave Singh's present address in the US.

The judge directed the CBI to record the statement of Jasbir either through video conferencing or an affidavit and submit it to the court by January 16, 2008 when the court would next hear the case.

The case relates to November 1984 in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi -- when a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash, killing three persons.

The case was investigated by CBI after an affidavit was submitted before the Justice Nanavati Commission.


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