During the hearing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) argued before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Rakesh Pandit that the court was not empowered to try the case as it involved charges of murder, which can be tried in a session court only.
The magistrate then said he would hear both sides on this issue on Apr 28-29 before coming to a decision. Jagdish Tytler is accused of inciting the mobs to attack Sikhs after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.
Sikh are protesting all over Punjab and Delhi regarding CBI giving clean chit to Tytler and Congress fielding him for the coming Lok Sabha polls. Pressure is mounting on Congress to stop Tytler from Congress.