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1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler’s anticipatory bail plea accepted

A Delhi court on Wednesday reserved for August 4 its order on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler‘s anticipatory bail plea in a case related to the killing of three people in the Pul Bangash area during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Special Judge Vikas Dhull reserved the order after hearing the arguments of the counsel appearing for Tytler and the CBI.

During the hearing, the CBI opposed the application saying that the witnesses had come forward with great courage and the possibility of their influence cannot be ruled out. “According to the statements of new witnesses, prima facie the role of Jagdish Tytler emerges,” the CBI said.

On July 26, the court summoned Tytler on August 5 after taking cognizance of the charge sheet in the case. On May 20, the CBI filed a chargesheet against Tytler in the case.

Three people were killed and a gurdwara was set on fire here in the Pul Bangash area on November 1, 1984, a day after the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.

In its chargesheet filed in court, the CBI alleged that Tytler “incited, incited and provoked” a mob that had gathered at Pul Bangash Gurdwara in Azad Market on November 1, 1984, resulting in the burning of the gurdwara and the killings. of three Sikhs – Thakur Singh, Badal Singh and Guru Charan Singh.

The agency filed charges under sections 147 (rioting) and 109 (incitement) read with 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) among others against Tytler.

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