Jagdish Tytler gets clean chit in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

April 2nd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler was on Thursday given a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

De-sealing its final investigation report in a court, the CBI has recommended quashing of FIR against Tytler.

The CBI counsel told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Pandit that “We have filed the cancellation report in the matter and want to close the investigation.”

H S Phoolka, counsel for Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, raised objections over the alleged leak of the report to Tytler who had claimed innocence in the case.

The court will hear the matter on April 9.

On March 28, the CBI filed the report in a sealed envelope before Metropolitan Magistrate Ram Lal Meena.

Tytler was among the three prominent leaders named in the reports on anti-Sikh riots. Two other leaders named were Sajjan Kumar and the late HKL Bhagat.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which claimed the lives of almost 3000 Sikhs, were triggered by the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by two of her Sikh bodyguards. (ANI)

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