1984 riots case key witness Jasbir has to come here: CBI

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today apprised Delhi High Court that US-based Jasbir Singh, the key witness in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler, could not testify on video conference.

Responding to Jasbir's petition, the CBI said the key witness will have to come here to testify against the Congress leader.

The CBI was to record the statement of Jasbir Singh via video conferencing today.

Besides, the Delhi High Court has also asked the CBI not to submit any closure report till the case was subjudice.

When the court wondered as to why the investigative agency could not record Jasbir's statement via video-conferencing, the CBI submitted that the witness' identity was not beyond doubt and the video-conferences cannot be permitted without ascertaining his residential address.

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