1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Jagdish Tytler summoned to court on CBI's plea for lie detector test

The riot that ensued after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October 1984 claimed lives of nearly 3,000 Sikhs.

A Delhi Court on February 9 directed Congress leader Jagdish Tytler to appear before  it in connection with his role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The Court’s directive came after CBI sought permission from it to conduct a lie detector test on Tytler.

Besides Tytler, the investigative agency  also sought to conduct  the test on arms dealer Abhishek Verma, who had allegedly claimed that Tytler had tried to influence a witness.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate asked Tytler and Verma to appear before him tomorrow at 4 PM to ascertain their stand on the plea.

The riot that ensued after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October 1984 claimed lives of nearly 3,000 Sikhs.

The case pertains to the death of three Sikhs in the aftermath of the riots that broke out after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Tytler has been given a clean chit by CBI thrice in the case but the probe agency has been directed by the court to further investigate the matter.

Verma has made several statements to CBI against the senior Congress leader that he allegedly pressurised witnesses in the case.

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