The Delhi High Court
asked CBI to respond US NRI's petition involving Tytler in 1984
NRI Jasbir Singh, wants his statement
to be recorded in a court in the US
New Delhi, Jan 14, 2008
Today, the Delhi High Court asked CBI to respond to a petition
by a NRI California- based Jasbir Singh who is a key witness in
the 1984 anti-Sikh riots involving Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.
In his petition, challenging the summons, NRI Jasbir Singh said:
"If the CBI is really serious and interested in investigating
the case and recording the statement of the witness petitioner,
then it should have moved (the summons) under Section 166A (1)
(which allows a non-resident Indian to testify in foreign courts
on the request of the probe agency) and not under Section 160
of the CrPC."
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul issued a notice to the CBI that he
must get the response to the Balbir's petition in next hearing
court on February 27.
Additional Solicitor General P. P. Malhotra for CBI, told Justice
Sanjay Kishan Kaul that Singh had never appeared before the agency
to prove his credentials. He also told the court that CBI would
not file a closure report till the disposal of petition here.
The court also asked the CBI why it was not interested in recording
Singh's statement via video-conferencing. The CBI respond to this
- Balbir Singh's identity was disputed and it would not record
his statement until and unless it was sure of his whereabouts
in the US.
On exclusive telephone interview, Jasbir Singh told our senior
- Up to now, they should aware that where I am and where my
- For the past few months, news media and tv people can reach
me, took my interviews and there should be no excuse for my
whereabout and my existance.
- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) got very good chance
to make this case stronger and have great oportunity to make
good reputation worldwide.
In my interview, I prayed.... for justice....and millions watched