Anti-Sikh riots case: Delhi Court appoints advocate to observe lie detector test

ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2017 18:09 IST

New Delhi [India], October 30 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Monday appointed advocate BS Joon as Court Commissioner to observe the lie detector test of eye-witness Abhishek Verma in connection with the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case.

On October 29, Verma had filed a writ complaint with Delhi Police, requesting them to enhance his police protection following a death threat e-mail.

He had 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 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 the case pertaining to killing 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)