1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Abhishek Verma receives 'death threats', files writ complaint with Police

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2017 16:26 IST

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Abhishek Verma, a witness in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case, has filed a writ complaint with Delhi Police, requesting them to enhance his police protection following a death threat e-mail.

Verma has filed a complaint in Mehrauli police station.

"I am an important witness in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case titled CBI versus Jagdish Tytler and have been granted three PSOs for round the clock security through the offices of DCP South, as per the orders of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi and Hon'ble ACMM Karkardooma Courts. I received an extremely dirty and threatening email on our company's general email address," the complaint reads.

In the said email received by Verma, the sender has used extremely foul and threatening language and has also threatened to harm his family (wife and mother).

The sender has also given exact details of Verma's residence and also his car registration numbers.

Beside abuses, the email stated that Verma should drop the idea of "deshbhakti (patriotism)" and discontinue with the polygraph (lie detector) test at FSL, Delhi as a witness against Tytler, otherwise he will face death.

"I will roast and eat the meat of your family members bodies," the email by the sender read.

The case will be heard by Karkardooma Court on October 30.

"This is a very serious matter and considering the gravity of the case in which I am a witness and the profile of the accused (Jagdish Tytler) and his underworld connections, it is requested that immediately a FIR be registered in this matter for further investigations and arrest of the accused Jagdish Tytler and his henchmen, who have been continuously threatening me since the day I turned a witness against Tytler," the letter further stated.

Verma is a witness in case pertaining to killings of three Sikhs- Badal Singh, Thakur Singh and Gurcharan Singh - at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. (ANI)