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

PTI August 11, 2016 15:35:41 IST
1984 Sikh riots: Jagdish Tytler accused of 'buying' witnesses

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.

1984 Sikh riots Jagdish Tytler accused of buying witnesses

File photo of Jagdish Tytler. CNN News 18

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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