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Sikh Genocide 1984 Case: Will Undergo Lie Detection Test If Given Security, Says Abhishek Verma

July 7, 2017 | By

New Delhi: As per the media reports the prime eye witness against congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 Sikh genocide case Abhishek Verma has here on Thursday agreed to undergo lie detection test conditioned if he and his family are provided “round-the-clock” security.

Jagdish Tytler accused in 1984 Sikh Genocide in New Delhi. (File Photo)

Arms dealer Abhishek Verma reportedly told the court that while Jagdesh Tytler had Z-plus security, he was getting protection only on days of court hearing. However, he agreed  to the suggestion given by the counsel for the victims in the court that he should be provided 24-hour security till he undergoes the polygraph test.

“Here is a witness who is willing to depose against Jagdesh Tytler. Witness protection is very important. Till the time his statement is recorded or lie-detection test is conducted on him, he be given security round-the-clock so that he has no apprehension of grave danger to his life. After conducting the test, the threat perception could be reassessed,” reads the statement of  advocate Kamna Vohra and Prabhsahay Kaur both representing the genocide survivors.

ACMM Shivali Sharma said she wanted to know the stand of the CBI’s investigating officer (IO) on the issue and listed the matter for July 18 as he was not present on Thursday. CBI prosecutor told the court that the IO has gone for a training session and would be available after two weeks.

The court also asked Verma to give it in writing (affidavit) that he was willing to undergo the test if round-the-clock security is provided to him till the test. CBI had also sought Tytler’s consent to undergo lie-detection test, which he has refused, notes the Indan Express (IE).

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