In a reprieve to Jagdish Tytler, a city court today let off the Congress leader in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case after accepting CBI's closure report giving clean chit to him.
"There is no sufficient material to send Tytler to trial," Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Pandit
It pointed out that the statement of California-based witness Jasbir Singh had "no relevance" and that the
statements of another witness Surinder Singh were "self-contradictory".
Accepting the CBI's closure report giving a clean chit to the former Union Minister, the court said that there was no
ground to order further investigation in the case.
The CBI had submitted that there was nothing to proceed against 66-year-old Tytler as two witnesses, Jasbir
Singh and Surinder Singh, were not reliable and their statements were "false and concocted".
The alleged role of Tytler in the case relating to the killing of three persons, including one Badal Singh in 1984,
near Gurudwara Pulbangash in north Delhi was re-investigated by the CBI after a court had in December 2007 refused to accept a closure report filed by the agency.