New Delhi, May 22, 2017: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler today denied to give consent for a lie detector test in connection with the anti-Sikh riots case.
Tytler is accused of leading a mob in the 1984 Pul Bangash case in which three Sikhs were killed. The CBI had earlier given him a clean chit in the case but re-opened the investigation in the wake of allegations by arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a prosecution witness.
Verma had alleged that Tytler tried to bribe a witness, Surender Singh, and promised to send his son to Canada.
Earlier this month, the court asked Tytler to clearly answer if he wanted to undergo a lie-detector test and gave him two weeks. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma directed Tytler to file an affidavit with his answer or else appear before the court in person.
The court rejected the objections about maintainability of the CBI’s application.
Later, Tytler refused to undergo a lie-detector test in connection with the case. While Tytler had refused to undergo the test, Verma, who has been made a witness in the case, had given conditional consent while seeking protection, claiming threat to his life.