New Delhi, May 31: The Delhi high court on Friday is likely to hear plea of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, that had challenged the decision of trial court to reopen the probe against tytlet in the anti-Sikh riots case.
This is not for the first time for tytler to face reopening of the case against him in the 1984 anti-sikhs riots case.
As we all know that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had given him the clean chit in its closure report, which the trial court had set aside recently and ordered reopening of the investigation. Earlier in November 2007, the CBI had closed all cases against him due to lack of evidence and submitted his final report to a Delhi court.
In the end of 2007, Jasbir Singh, a witness of anti-sikh riot, came from California claimed that the CBI had never contacted him on a news channel. Subsequently, on December 18, 2007, additional chief metropolitan magistrate of Delhi court Sanjeev Jain asked the agency to reopen the case. Sanjeev jain was the same magistrate who had earlier dismissed the case against Tytler after the CBI clean chit.
Later on a two-member team visited New York and recorded the statements of Jasbir Singh and Surinder Singh who alleged that they had seen Tytler leading the murderous mob on the fateful day in December 2008.
The CBI had filed its final report and again gave him the clean chit in March 2009. In 2013, the sessions court rejected the CBI report and ordered fresh investigation against Jagdish Tytler, which he challenged on Thursday.
The official report of the Nanavati Commission of inquiry had stated that it had found a ‘credible evidence’ against Tytler and that he ‘very probabaly’ had a hand in organising the anti-Sikh attacks. where as the government didn’t prosecute him due to lack of concrete evidence.
Tytler claims that it was a case of mistaken identity and he had not been named in the eight earlier inquiry commissions set up to investigate 84 riots.