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Sikh youth attempts attack on Cong leader Jagdish Tytler

A 23-year-old Sikh youth tried on Saturday night to attack Congress leader and 1984 riot accused Jagdish Tytler while he was returning from a wedding ceremony in south Delhi, police said.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2015 19:03 IST
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The Congress leader was leaving the wedding ceremony when the incident happened. (HT Photo )

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who is an accused in the 1984 riots, was allegedly attacked by a 23-year-old Sikh man at a wedding party in south Delhi, police said on Sunday.

Reports said the incident took place at 11 pm at a farm house in the Mehrauli area, where Tytler had gone to attend the wedding.

“The Congress leader was leaving the wedding ceremony when the incident happened. A youth named Sehaj Umang Singh started abusing Tytler and then tried to throw a glass at him. However, the leader escaped unhurt,” a police official told IANS.

Following the attack, others caught hold of the man and handed him over to the police. He was detained, and later let off after a brief interrogation, the police official said.

Last week, a Delhi court had rejected the CBI’s closure report on Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and directed the agency to investigate him further.

Tytler was accused of engineering riots against the Sikh community in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination on 31 October 1984.