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CBI contacts three witnesses in US

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has been directed by a trial court to conduct further probe in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, has contacted three witnesses who are in the United States and may send its team of officials there soon to record their statements. Abhishek Sharan reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2013 00:44 IST
Abhishek Sharan

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has been directed by a trial court to conduct further probe in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, has contacted three witnesses who are in the United States and may send its team of officials there soon to record their statements.

The CBI may send a team to the US since one of the three witnesses contacted by the agency has categorically refused to come to India to record his statement, said a CBI source. The witnesses are Aalam Singh, Chanchal Singh and Resham Singh.

“We have contacted the witnesses who are currently in the United States to record their statement as per a court direction. Since one of them has refused the option of coming to India and, therefore, we may send a team there to record the statements,” said the source.

In April this year, the trial court had ordered the re-opening of the case, setting aside a CBI closure report.

The trial court’s order of further investigation had come on a plea by the riot victims against the CBI closure report.