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Delhi court tells CBI to probe Tytler's role in '84 riots
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | December 18, 2007 12:22 IST
Last Updated: December 18, 2007 14:58 IST
Rejecting the Central Bureau of Investigation's report seeking closure of a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case against former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler, a
"I am of the opinion that the matter needs to be further investigated. CBI is directed to further investigate the case and submit its report by January 16 next year," Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjiv Jain said.
The CBI had filed a report before the court on September 29, claiming that one Jasbir Singh had allegedly heard Tytler inciting a mob to kill Sikhs after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi [Images], but his whereabouts could not be located.
The agency said Singh could not be examined as he was currently settled in the
The court's direction came after the counsel for the witness submitted that Singh was willing to join the investigation.
The counsel also submitted Singh's present address in the
The case relates to an incident of November 1984�in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi -- when a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash, killing three people.
The case was investigated by the CBI following an affidavit submitted before the Justice Nanavati Commission, set up to inquire into anti-Sikh riot cases.
"The court has asked us to contact eye witness Jasbir Singh, who is now living in the
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