DELHI: A Delhi court on Thursday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to expedite investigations into the 1984 anti-Sikh genocide case in which Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was given clean chit for his alleged role.
During the hearing of the case, the CBI informed Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora that the lie detector test report is not yet ready, following which the court granted two weeks time to finalise the report.
The CBI has to submit a report of the lie detector test conducted by key witness, Abhishek Verma (pictured below), as well as informing the Court about the development in the probe. The court has listed the hearing of the matter on March 8.
Abhishek Verma had filed a writ complaint with Delhi Police in 2017, requesting them to enhance his police protection following a death threat e-mail. He is a witness in the case pertaining to killings of three Sikhs; Badal Singh, Thakur Singh and Gurcharan Singh that took place at Gurudwara Pulbangash in Delhi on November 1, 1984. Jagdish Tytler is accused of leading a mob who killed the three.
The CBI had earlier given a clean chit to the Congress leader in the case but re-opened the investigation following the December 4, 2015, order in the wake of Verma’s allegation. The court also ordered the agency to find out whether Verma’s statement was authentic.
The Nanavati Commission named Jagdish Tytler as one of the organisers of the genocide. He is also an accused in the killing of three Sikhs outside the Gurudwara Pulbangash in his Delhi north constituency.