CBI seeks permission to prosecute Tytler, Sajjan Kumar: Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday revealed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought permission to prosecute Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Responding to a calling attention motion in the Rajya Sabha, on the progress of relief and steps taken to punish the guilty involved in the anti-Sikh riots, Chidanbaram said: "The CBI has completed investigation or re-investigation of seven cases against Tytler, Kumar and late Dharam Das Shastri."

"While in four cases, the CBI has sought permission under criminal procedure code (Cr PC) Section 196 from the Competent Authority to prosecute the accused persons, in one case the closure has been filed and accepted by the court," he added. (ANI)

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