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1984 riots case: Court to decide over round-the-clock security for Abhishek Verma

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A on Tuesday will make a decision over providing round-the-clock security to arms dealer in the 1984 riots, who had expressed willingness to undergo a polygraph test on the condition of round the clock security till the test takes place.

Verma, a witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case allegedly involving leader Jagdish Tytler, on July 6 told a that he was ready to undergo a lie-detector test if he and his family are provided security.

He was asked to file a written affidavit in this regard before the issuance of any such orders by the

Verma has asked for two Protective Service Officers (PSOs), and guards outside his home round the clock.

The court had directed him to file in writing the request for security protection.

On June 2, the Court pronounced its order on the (CBI) plea, seeking permission to conduct a lie-detector test on Tytler.

Earlier, the court had asked arms dealer Abhishek Verma, who is a witness in the case, to explain the conditions for undergoing the polygraph test.

On May 22, Tytler refused to undergo lie-detector test before the court.

Tytler and arms dealer were earlier asked by the court to appear in person or file an affidavit stating if they wanted to undergo lie-detector test or not.

Verma's counsel informed the Karkardooma Court that the former was not well and hence, sought more time to appear. The court then fixed June 2 for his personal appearance.

On May 9, the court gave two weeks time to Tytler and Verma to file their contentions and appear before the court about their consent on conduction of lie-detector test and provision of security.

Earlier in April also, Tytler refused to undergo a lie-detector test in connection with the case.

In February, the had sought the court's permission for lie-detector tests on Tytler and Verma.

Tytler is accused of leading a mob in the 1984 Pul Bangash case in which three Sikhs were killed.

The had earlier given a clean chit to Tytler in the case but re-opened the investigation following the December 4, 2015, order in the wake of Verma's allegations.

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First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 05:42 IST