CBI told to contact Canada on 1984 Sikh riots

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New Delhi, April 29 (CINEWS): A Delhi court has asked the CBI to contact the Canadian High Commission for more information related to the horrific 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and to complete the investigations within two months.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Shivali Sharma asked the agency to file the reply of the Canadian High Commission about information on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who was accused of complicity in the riots.

While the CBI sought four months’ time to complete the investigation, the judge said the matter has to be resolved by July 11. The court is examining the statement of Abhishek Verma, an arms dealer who said that Jagdish Tytler had sent a key witness to live in Canada. The witness was said to be the son of a man called Surinder Singh Granthi. The court said the statement cannot be a “sheer coincidence” and asked the CBI to probe it further.

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CBI had re-opened the case of killing of three men, Badal Singh, Thakur Singh and Gurcharan Singh in New Delhi, after a court refused to accept the police closure report in December 2007. Tytler has continued to maintain that he had not played any role in the riots.

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