1984 anti-sikh riots: Delhi Court to discuss Tytler's lie detector test on March 16

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): A Delhi court will on March 16 discuss about the lie detector test on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 Sikh killings case. Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, who was also issued a notice by the court on Thursday, has agreed to undergo a lie detector test, but has asked to provide proper security. Earlier on February 10, Tytler refused to appear before the court and undergo a lie detector test. While, Abhishek Verma has submitted papers in which he has stated that the CBI hasn't specified why they want a lie detector test to be conducted. In response to Verma's plea, the court observed that the CBI cannot disclose their line of investigation and asked Verma to submit a copy of his reply to the investigative agency. On February 9, the CBI had sought the court's permission for lie-detector tests on Tytler and Verma. The investigative agency moved a written application in the Karkardooma Court earlier on the issue, after the arms dealer's accusation against the Congress politician of influencing a witness Surender Singh by giving him money and promising to send his son Narender Singh to Canada. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma has issued notice to Tytler and Verma, asking them to appear before it on February 10. The CBI in its plea requested the court to direct Tytler and Verma to appear before it and accord their consent for conducting polygraph test so that the further investigation in the matter can be conducted. Tytler is accused of leading a mob in the 1984 Pul Bangash case in which three Sikhs were killed. The CBI had earlier given a clean chit to Tytler in the case but reopened investigation following December 4, 2015 court order in the wake of Verma's allegation. The court also ordered the agency to find out whether Verma's statement was authentic. The agency, in September 2016, had also filed its investigation report in the case which will be heard in the court on Friday where Tytler and Verma are likely to appear. (ANI)