Difficult to record Jasbir Singhs version through VCM: CBI

January 14th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): CBI has submitted its report in the Delhi High Court on Monday saying that it would be difficult to record the statement of Jasbir Singh, an eye-witness in anti-Sikh riots case involving Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, through video conferencing.

Appearing on behalf of CBI, Additional Solicitor General P P Malhotra told Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul that Singhs credentials are not proved yet as he had never appeared before the CBI.

Malhotra also added that CBI would not file a closure report till the disposal of the petition in court.

The court has fixed February 27 as next hearing and has issued notice to CBI also.

Meanwhile, California-based Singh had sought direction to the CBI to record his statement in an American court.

CBI earlier declared Singh untraceable and had asked him to come to the country to record his statement.

The CBI had issued notice to Singh on January 2 under section 160 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) which empowers the probe agency to seek presence of a witness.

Singhs petition alleges that the CBI should have charged him under section 166A (1) which allows non-resident Indian to testify in foreign courts on the request of probe agency, rather than under section 160 of the CrPC. (ANI)

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