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Welcome forwarding of Tytler CD to SIT for probe: BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Saturday welcomed the move to forward the "fresh evidence" submitted against by Management Committee (DGMC) to a SIT headed by Justice

(BJP) and thanked for "referring the matter of the 1984 riots to the SIT and for taking the right step to assure justice to the victims" by referring the fresh video compact disc evidence-based complaint against Tytler to the SIT.

The BJP leaders' remarks came soon after the Ministry said in a letter to Justice Dhingra that it had received DSGMC complaint regarding fresh evidence, along with a CD containing the full video of Tytler's TV interview to News18 and a report of the

On Friday, a delegation of the (BJP) leaders led by met to demand Tytler's immediate prosecution.

In a memorandum submitted by the BJP leaders, the party said that "Tytler could be seen and heard admitting to his involvement in the massacre of hundreds of Sikhs during the 1984 anti-Sikh carnage" following the assassination of then Hence, Tytler's role should be probed again, they said.

In the letter to Justice Dhingra on Friday, the MHA said: "It has been stated that fresh evidence, new facts and circumstances and new revelations in the case... have surfaced with reference to the involvement of (leaders) Jagdish Tytler, Kamal Nath, and in the said interview..."

The Home Ministry's action comes after DSGMC GK on Monday released the video of a purported sting operation recorded in 2011, showing Tytler in conversation with a few people.

The letter also said that the revelations may contain "material evidence/leads having relations with some of the 186 cases to be further investigated by the SIT constituted by the Supreme Court" in January.

"Hence the SIT is requested to examine the issues raised in the letter and the material provided in the CD while undertaking further investigation of the cases entrusted to it," the Ministry said.

On January 11, a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the former Judge was constituted by the to further investigate 186 cases in connection with the riots.

The apex court decided to independently investigate these cases after an earlier SIT appointed by the Centre closed them.

Tytler, on his part, has lodged a complaint against GK, accusing him of circulating "doctored" video of the



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:40 IST