A Delhi court is likely to hear on Friday the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI’s) closure report in a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler had issued a notice to complainant and victim Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed during the riots, to respond to the closure report on Friday.
The filing of the closure report by the CBI was protested by the victim’s counsel, who asked why this was done ‘secretly’.
The court had earlier said: “Perusal of the record revealed that the cancellation report was also filed earlier as regards accused Jagdish Tytler.”
This was the third time that Tytler was given the clean chit in the case by the investigating agency.
The CBI said it had conducted further probe in the case, as directed by a sessions court, and filed a closure report in the matter. In April 2013, the CBI was directed by a sessions court to further investigate the case as it set aside its earlier closure report.
Senior advocate HS Phoolka, representing the riot victims, has expressed displeasure over the CBI’s move of filing the closure report.
The sessions court had on April 10, 2013, set aside the CBI’s closure report giving the clean chit to Tytler and ordered reopening of investigation into the killing of three persons.