New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday questioned senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, officials said.
“Tytler was called for questioning by the agency in a case related to anti-Sikh riots,” Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.
“He was questioned for around four hours,” she added.
The case against Tytler pertains to the riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in north Delhi where three people were killed on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Confirming his questioning, Tytler said, “Yes I appeared before the CBI today (Tuesday). They wanted some clarificiation from me and I replied to them.”
On December 4, 2015, a CBI court ordered the CBI to further investigate a riots case against Tytler, pointing to arms dealer Abhishek Verma’s statement that Tytler had tried to influence a witness.
A court gave CBI a last chance to complete its probe in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Tytler was given clean chit by the agency.