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Sikh Genocide Case: Delhi High Court Orders To Enhance Witness Abhishek Verma’s Security Cover

September 28, 2017 | By

New Delhi: As per the media reports the Delhi High Court has here on Wednesday asked the police to provide additional security to controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a witness in a 1984 Sikh genocide case, as he was receiving threat calls.

Abhishek Verma  witness in 1984 Sikh Genocide Case.(File Photo)

The court directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police of South district here to depute two more security personnel for personal security of Abhishek Verma, his wife and mother till October 10 as he has to undergo a lie detection test between October 3 and 6.

Presently, he has been provided with one security  personnel  round-the-clock in pursuance to a trial court order.

As main accuse in the case Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has been thrice given clean chit by the CBI in this case and also relived from undergoing lie detector test, Abhishek Verma on the other hand had given conditional consent saying he is ready to undergo the test if he was provided round-the-clock security as he feared threat to his life.

“Keeping in view the facts and circumstances, DCP (South) is directed to provide two more security personnel, in total three security persons, to the petitioner (Verma) and his family members till October 10,” reads the statement of Justice  I S Mehta published in an English vernacular.

Advocate Maninder Singh, who appeared for the witness reportedly, said he has to appear for lie detection test between October 3 to 6 and has been receiving threatening emails and phone calls that he would be blown up by a bomb or shot dead.

The counsel sought more security for Verma and his family members so that he can appear fearlessly for the test and to keep his confidence.

Subsequently, the plea was supported by senior advocate H S Phoolka, representing the riot victims, saying Tytler was a powerful person and security should be provided to Verma so that he gets confidence to appear for the polygraph test.

Delhi Police standing counsel Rahul Mehra did not oppose the plea and said the agency would abide by the directions passed by the court.

The case pertains to the riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi where three people were killed on November 1, 1984, notes Press Trust of India (PTI).

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