1984 riots: CBI seeks nod to prosecute Tytler, Sajjan Kumar

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 13:53

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought permission to prosecute Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday.

The CBI has completed investigation or re-investigation of
seven cases against Tytler, Kumar and late Dharam Das Shastri,
Chidambaram informed the Rajya Sabha.

"While in four cases, the CBI has sought permission under
Section 196 CrPC from the Competent Authority to prosecute the
accused persons, in one case the closure has been filed and
accepted by the court," he said.

The Home Minister was responding to a Calling Attention
motion on the progress of relief and steps taken to punish the
guilty involved in the anti-Sikh riots.

Chidambaram said the government is taking all possible
steps in consultation with the Ministry of Law to bring the
"guilty to book, wherever Nanavati Commission (probing into
anti-Sikh riots) has named any specific individuals...".

In one of the cases completed by the CBI against the
three Congress leaders, chargesheet was filed in the court in
September, 2007. The final report was also submitted in the
court in March, 2009, "which is under consideration of court".

In the remaining case, the process of locating and
examining the witnesses is continuing, the Home Minister said.


First Published: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 13:53

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