A city court issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation regarding a petition challenging a trial court order in an anti-Sikh riots case. The lower court order had accepted the agency's closure report in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler.
The CBI has been asked to submit a response on the revision petition filed by riot victims by July 24. One of the plaintiffs, Lakhwinder Kaur, whose husband was killed in the riots, sought further investigation by the CBI into the case following claims about emergence of fresh evidence.
Senior lawyer HS Phoolka, appearing for Kaur, said the trial court had wrongly dismissed a petition and protested CBI’s decision to give a clean chit to the senior leader.
On April 27, an additional metropolitan magistrate had accepted the closure report filed by the CBI in the case against Tytler saying there was no sufficient evidence to send him to trial.