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Congress leader Jagdish Tytler says Rajiv Gandhi travelled around north Delhi during the 1984 violence

January 30, 2018 | By

New Delhi: Congress leader and Sikh Genocide 1984 suspect Jagdish Tytler on Monday (Jan. 29) claimed that former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi took several rounds of North Delhi during the 1984 massacres of the Sikhs. Jagdish Tytler reportedly said that Rajiv Gandhi took these round “to assess the situation” and claimed that Rajiv Gandhi was “extremely anguished” at the behaviour of the Congress’ Delhi MPs, who were asked to “control the situation”.

The Nanavati Commission has named Jagdish Tytler as one of the organisers of the violence against the Sikhs in Delhi.

Rajiv Gandhi (L) Jagdish Tytler (R) [File Photos]

Jagdish Tytler is also an accused in a case related to the killing of three Sikhs outside the Gurudwara Pulbangash in his Delhi north constituency.

On Monday, he also accused the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab of carrying out a “vicious smear campaign”.

Meanwhile, former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Sukhbir Singh Badal claimed on Monday that Rajiv Gandhi had “supervised” the 1984 massacres.

“Jagdish Tytler has revealed that Rajiv Gandhi travelled with him across the city in 1984,” Sukhbir Badal reportedly said. “It means that the then prime minister was supervising the killings. The Central Bureau of Investigation must look into it. It is a very serious issue”, he added.

In April 2017, Jagdish Tytler had refused to undergo the CBI’s lie detector test in connection with the 1984 riots.


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