Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Thursday blasted Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for pleading innocence in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and claiming that he saved many Sikhs in Delhi by giving them shelter after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Tytler had made this claim in a letter to Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Makkar issued a issued here on Thursday telling Tytler that “baseless claims cannot prove you innocent, when everyone knows who instigated mobs against Sikhs”. “By claiming innocence, you (Tytler) are trying to hide your guilt. No one is going to believe you,” he said.