1984 Riots Case: CBI Concludes Arguments

Concluding arguments supporting its closure report giving a clean chit to former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) described the statements of witnesses as “false and concocted” before a Delhi court, said media reports on Wednesday.

“The version of (witness) Jasbir Singh is absolutely false and concocted. He has made statements with an intention to falsely implicate Tytler,” CBI Prosecutor Sanjay Kumar is reported to have submitted before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Pandit.

The CBI counsel submitted that the agency has examined the father, brother and son of another witness – Surender Singh – and they all have said that he was not giving correct statements.

Referring to the statement of Jasbir Singh claiming to have seen Tytler in an Ambassador car, the CBI counsel said that the former Union Minister possessed no such vehicle at that time, reported PTI news agency.

The statement of Jasbir that he had been given shelter by Succha Singh was termed false by the CBI counsel who said that the witness had denied knowing him before the probe agency, the report added.

Following the conclusion of CBI arguments, the court posted the matter for February 23.

On February 8, the Delhi High Court had directed the lower court to complete the trial of all pending anti-Sikh riots cases, including those related to Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler, within a period of six months.

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