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The Indian Herald

April 3, 2009

CBI to prosecute Sajjan Kumar, clean chit to Tytler

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday gave a clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who was an accused in the anti-Sikh riots case of 1984.

Tytler got the reprieve because the CBI found the witness who had frequently changed his statement as unreliable. However, the charges would be framed against the other Congress leader Sajjan Kumar.

Tytler, who was born to a Sikh mother and also raised as a Sikh, was an accused in the riots. He is the Congress candidate from North East Delhi. But the CBI today exonerated him due to lack of sufficient evidence and unreliable witness.

The CBI today hinted that it had sufficient evidence to prosecute Sajjan Kumar, who is the Congress candidate from South Delhi. The Nanavati Commission had held that two leaders had a role in leading the riotous mobs.

Over 3,000 Sikhs were murdered and set afire in the mob violence in Delhi after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh body guards in 1984. The cases were reopened following Centre's directive.

TIH Bureau

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