Sikhs protest against clean chit to Jagdish Tytler

 Scores of Sikhs and supporters of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today staged a protest outside CBI headquarters against its move to file a closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots case.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Scores of Sikhs and supporters of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today staged a protest outside CBI headquarters against its move to file a closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots case.

The protesters, who gathered outside the CBI headquarters around 4 PM, raised slogans against the premier investigating agency and Congress party accusing them of shielding Tytler.

Police used water canon to disperse the protesters who tried to break the barricades erected by them. Despite this, some protestors managed to reach the main gate of CGO complex.

A number of protesters including DSGMC president, general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa and former MLAs Harmeet Singh Kalka and Jatinder Singh Shanty were taken to the Lodhi police station from where they were released later.

Speaking on the occasion, President of DSGMC Manjit Singh GK said that the clean chit to Tytler was "atrocious" and an given in most arbitrary manner. He alleged that CBI at the behest of the Congress party which was heading the government of India for ten years till 2014 never conducted thorough investigations in the case.

"It is really painful that even 30 years after the genocide justice to Sikhs is still a distant dream," said DSGMC president.

He demanded from the court to deliver justice to Sikhs by rejecting the closure report and asking the CBI to make Tytler face trial.