The Tribune – ’84 riots: Supreme Court to pass order on CBI’s plea for lie-detector test on Tytler

New Delhi, 9 May 2017. A Delhi court on Tuesday will pass an order on the Central Bureau of Investigation’s plea seeking permission to conduct a lie-detector test on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who was given a clean chit by the agency in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and arms dealer Abhishek Verma for further probe.

Earlier in April, Tytler refused to undergo the lie detector test in connection with the case.

In February, the CBI had sought the court’s permission for lie-detector tests on Tytler and Verma.

Earlier, the CBI had in its plea requested the court to direct the two to appear before it and accord their consent for conducting polygraph test so that further investigation could be conducted.

Tytler is accused of leading a mob in the 1984 Pul Bangash case in which three Sikhs were killed.

The CBI had earlier given a clean chit to Tytler in the case but re-opened the investigation following the 4 December 2015 order in the wake of Verma’s allegations.

The investigative agency moved a written application in the Karkardooma court on the issue, after the arms dealer’s accusation against the Congress politician of influencing witness Surender Singh by giving him money and promising to send his son Narender Singh to Canada.

The court also ordered the agency to find out whether Verma’s statement was authentic.

The agency had in September 2016 filed its investigation report in the case. (ANI)


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