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1984 riots: Court directs CBI to probe CDs submitted in case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court today directed the to probe two compact discs submitted by Sikh Gurudwara Management committee in a 1984 case in which was given clean chit for his alleged role.

The court also pulled up the for slow pace of investigation since December 2015, when it was directed to further probe the matter, and ordered the agency's of Police to file a status report by February 24, H S Phoolka, appearing for the 1984 riots victims, said.

also directed the probe agency to find out whether the polygraph test of Abhishek Verma, a witness in the case, can be conducted at a army hospital here.

Tytler had denied his role in the riots, but the court ordered further investigation despite the having submitted closure reports in the case thrice in the past. The victims had filed a protest petition challenging the CBI's closure reports in the case.

The court had earlier appointed former B S Joon as its to oversee the polygraph test of Verma, a witness in a 1984 case.

In his application, Verma had sought setting up a panel of eminent persons, including a judicial officer, to observe the proceedings during the test.

Verma, who has been undergoing polygraph test at the government-run forensic science laboratory at Rohini in West Delhi, alleged in his application to the court that officials of the FSL were holding a "mini trial" and acting in an "unfair and biased" manner.

While Tytler, who has been given clean-chit thrice by the CBI in the riots case, has refused to undergo the lie detector test, Verma gave conditional consent if he was provided round-the-clock security claiming threat to his life. The court had on August 2 last year asked the CBI to conduct the test on Verma.

The case relates to the riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North where three people were killed on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of then

The agency had reinvestigated the case of killing of Badal Singh, and near the gurudwara after a court in December 2007 refused to accept its closure report.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:05 IST