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1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi


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 to testify.

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.