The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday gathered evidence material as a voice sample of Congress senior leader Jagdish Tytler in association with a 1984 Sikh-riot case in the city’s Pul Bangash region. The central investigation agency official claimed that the agency found fresh evidence in the matter. Congress leader Tytler arrived at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory specifically for the voice sample collection under the supervision of officials.
After the collection of his voice sample, he told the media, “What have I done? If there’s evidence against me, then I’m prepared to hang myself…It wasn’t related to the 1984 riots case for which they wanted my voice (sample), but another case.” Matter of fact, the cases regarding the violence that took place at the Gurudwara Pul Bangash located in North Delhi. The incident occurred on 1 November 1984, which was the day following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh security guard.
In the past, CBI had submitted three closure reports in the 1984 riot cases and the victims of the riots’ families challenged the closure reports in court. On the other hand, the court in December 2015, directed the central agency to further investigate the case and make sure that no side of the matter is left unexposed. The court also specifically ruled that the matter should be monitored regularly every two months.
Following the court order in December 2007, the central agency’s closure reports were rejected respectively. So, the CBI proceeded to reopen its probe into the deadly killing of Thakur Singh, Badal Singh and Gurcharan Singh close to the Gurudwara. Presently, the CBI is putting forward consistent updates on the matter to a special court located in the same region.