Sanjeev Jain asked the CBI to submit its report
on the recording of the statement of US based Jasbir Singh
New Delhi, Jan 15, 2008
On Wednesday, Delhi additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
Sanjeev Jain gave some more time to the Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI) to submit its report on the recording of the statement
of US based Jasbir Singh, a key witness in the 1984 anti-Sikh
riots by March 12, 2008
On Monday, the CBI told the Delhi High Court that it will be
difficult for it to record the statement of Jasbir Singh, a US-based
witness in an anti-Sikh riots case involving Congress leader Jagdish
Tytler, through video conferencing.
On December 18, The court had ordered CBI to reinvestigate the
1984 anti-Sikh riots case, rejecting its closure report, after
the witness surfaced in the United States and expressed his willingness
to record his statement against Tytler.
On January 11, Jasbir Singh filed a petition
before the High Court seeking to quash a notice issued to him
under Section 160 of the CrPC, which empowers the probe agency
to seek presence of a witness.
He had sought direction to CBI to record his statement under
Section 166 A (1) CrPC that entitles a non-resident Indian to
testify in a foreign court at the request of the investigating