1984 Sikh riots: Jagdish Tytler accused of 'buying' witnesses
The 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue was again raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with an Akali Dal member seeking action against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler alleging that he was giving money to witnesses to turn hostile in a case
New Delhi: The 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue was again raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with an Akali Dal member seeking action against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler alleging that he was giving money to witnesses to turn hostile in a case.
Prem Singh Chandumajra claimed that the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has asked the CBI to register a case against Tytler. He raised the issue during Zero Hour when Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was in the Chair.
The DSGMC, he said, is saying that Tytler is allegedly responsible for killing of one Badal Singh, a Granthi of Pul Bangash Gurdwara in North Delhi during the 1984 genocide and he is facing trial in Karkardooma court.
He alleged that Tytler has paid a sum of Rs 1 crore to Surinder Singh, a witness in the case to turn hostile. He also said that Surinder's son was sent abroad by Tytler after spending 50,000 dollars.
He claimed that these facts were brought to light by Abhishek Verma, one-time associate of Tytler.
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Reacting to the notice, the TMC said people will give BJP a befitting reply during the polls. "So predictable. So desperate. All BJP allies have left them. So the only loyal allies are CBI and ED," the statement read
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited her nephew Abhishek's residence in Kolkata minutes before the arrival of the CBI team