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Court pulls up CBI in Jagdish Tytler case

A city court raps the CBI for failing to file a status report on the re-investigation ordered into the case.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2008 09:30 PM IST

A city court hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case involving Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Wednesday pulled up the CBI for failing to file a status report on the re-investigation ordered into the case.

"I have not asked you to file a chargesheet but a status report in the case. It was your duty to file the report," Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjiv Jain said.

Taking exception to the investigating agency's failure to file a report, the court asked it to file it within a week.

CBI counsel Sanjay Kumar told the court that after the re-investigation was ordered on December 18 it has questioned four witnesses in the case.

The investigating agency has also contacted a US-based man, Jasbir Singh, who had volunteered to depose in the case after the CBI had sought to close the case against Tytler.

A matter related to Singh's testimony is pending before the Delhi High Court. Singh had earlier expressed his inability to come to the country for recording his testimony and had expressed his willingness to record his testimony through video-conferencing.

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