Court questions CBI's clean
chit to NRI ex-Minister, Jagdish Tytler in 84 Delhi riots
New Delhi, Oct 4, 2007
A special court here today questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI) for giving clean chit to Congress MP Jagdish Tytler in connection
with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.
Issuing notices to the CBI, the court today said that it would not
be able to give a clean chit to the legislator unless the court
have heard the accounts of the victims.
The court has set the next date of hearing on November 29.
On September 29, the CBI decided to close the case saying that
most of the witnesses in the case are either dead or do not want
Tytler was appointed as Minister of State for Non-Resident Indians'
(NRI) affairs after the Congress came to power in 2004, but later
he had to quit.
He has always denied the allegations levels against him saying,
it was a political stunt by the opposition BJP.
Thousands of Sikhs were killed in one of the worst communal riots
following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.
Congress leaders accused of leading the mobs have been absolved
of the charges by lower courts.