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Clean chit to Tytler: BJP slams CBI

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | December 01, 2007 14:13 IST

S S Ahluwalia, chief whip of the Bhartiya Janata Party in the Rajya Sabha, has accused the Central Bureau of Investigation of giving a clean chit to Lok Sabha member and Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, for his alleged role in the anti-Sikh riots, as the investigating agency had its own motives in doing so.

"CBI says that the witness is missing but the same witness is shouting from the roof tops in California that he is willing to depose against Tytler," pointed out Ahluwalia. The 'missing' witness Jasbir Singh had told a private television channel that he is willing to depose before a court of law.

Singh said that it was the responsibility of the government to provide protection to the witness. He alleged that there were several witnesses but Tytler had bought them off and sent them abroad.

"Justice has not been done to the victims of the 1984 riots even after 23 years," he said.

However, Tytler refused to believe that the person tracked down by the TV channel is Jasbir Singh. "How do I know that the person is the same one who gave affidivit in the court of law?" he asked.