1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case: CBI Presents Charge Sheet Against Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case: The (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the Pul Bangash case, which is related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
According to allegations, on November 1, 1984, Tytler is said to have been involved in inciting, instigating, and inflaming the crowd assembled at Pul Bangash Gurudwara in Delhi's Azad Market, resulting in the gurdwara being set on fire.
As stated in the charge sheet filed by the CBI before a special court, three Sikh individuals named Thakur Singh, Badal Singh, and Gurcharan Singh lost their lives.
Charges have been filed under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148, 149 (unlawful assembly), 153A (provocation), 109 (abetment), 302 (murder), and 295 (defiling of sacred places), among others.
The charges will be heard in court on June 2, they said.
CIA obtained voice samples from Tytler
Tytler, a former Union minister, was accused of inciting a mob to murder the victims. The CBI, on the other hand, filed three closure reports, all of which were dismissed by the special court.
The CIA has just obtained voice samples from Tytler, who was listed in the Nanavati Commission report investigating the disturbances.
The case revolves around the incidents of unrest that took place at Gurudwara Pul Bangash in north Delhi on November 1, 1984.
These events occurred the day after the assassination of then Prime Minister by her Sikh bodyguards at her official residence.
Abhishek Verma, an arms dealer who is under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in multiple cases, alleged that Tytler had provided monetary compensation to a witness of the riots and facilitated the resettlement of the witness's son in Canada.
It took 3 years for CBI to perform a polygraph test on Abhishek Verma
Despite court orders granted in 2015, it took nearly three years for the CBI to perform a polygraph test on Abhishek Verma on December 4, 2018.
Verma claimed to have received a threat letter shortly before his scheduled CBI lie-detection test, prompting him to seek enhanced police security.
Meanwhile, the approached Canada in search of proof.
The victims' families had filed a protest appeal against the CBI's closure reports in the case.
In December 2015, the court directed the CBI to conduct an additional investigation and stated that it will review the case every two months to ensure that no aspect was overlooked.
Manjit Singh GK released sting footage in 2018 after claiming to have received them by post from a Delhi-based businessman.
The investigative agency had initiated a fresh investigation into the killings of Badal Singh, Thakur Singh, and Gurcharan Singh in the vicinity of the gurdwara.