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Sikh Genocide 1984: Jagdish Tytler Declines To Undergo Lie-Detector Test

May 23, 2017 | By

New Delhi: Congress leader and one of the prime accuse in the cases related to Sikh genocide of 1984 Jagdish Tytler here on Monday said that he won’t undergo a lie detector test in relation to proceedings of this case. Jagdish Tytler was earlier given clean chit by the CBI.

Jagdish Tytler [File Photo]

As reported by the media he filed an affidavit before additional chief metropolitan magistrate Shivali Sharma, said he does not wish to undergo the test as sought by the CBI.

The counsel for  arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a key witness in the case, told the court that his client was unwell and sought time for his personal appearance to explain the conditions for undergoing the polygraph test.

While accepting the plea filed by Abhishek Verma’s  counsel’s  the court granted time to him and listed the matter for June 2 for further proceedings. The court had on May 9 directed both Jagdish Tytler and Abhishek Verma to give an “unambiguous” reply on whether they wanted to undergo lie-detection test. It had held that the CBI’s plea for obtaining their consent for the test was maintainable, reports Hindustan Times (HT).

The CBI’s move seeking permission to conduct lie-detection test on Jagdish Tytler and Abhishek Verma came in pursuance to the court’s December 4, 2015 order in which it was mentioned that the lie-detection test may be conducted, if required.

The case pertained to the violence at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi where three people were killed on November 1, 1984. Jagdish Tytler, who has denied any role in the Sikh killings, was given clean chit by the CBI thrice in the case.

The court had in December 2015 directed the CBI to further investigate the matter and said it would monitor the probe every two months to ensure that no aspect is left un-investigated.

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