Published On: Fri, Feb 10th, 2017
India | ByIANS

Tytler opposes CBI plea seeking lie detector test

New Delhi: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Friday opposed a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea seeking a lie detector test on him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Tytler did not appear personally before the court in Friday’s hearing

Tytler’s counsel told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma at the Karkardooma court that the CBI had not given any specific reason in its application seeking a polygraph test of his client.

The premier investigating agency on Wednesday sought the court’s permission for conducting lie detector tests on Tytler and arms dealer Abhishek Verma in connection with the case in which the Congress leader is accused of leading a mob in Pul Bangash area in 1984 that led to the killing of three Sikhs.

The agency’s move came after Verma’s accusation against Tytler of influencing a witness, Surender Singh, through money and promising to send his son Narender Singh to Canada.

Tytler did not appear personally before the court in Friday’s hearing and was represented by his lawyer while Verma appeared before the magistrate and said he needed a week’s time to file a reply.

Verma’s counsel Maninder Singh said he (Verma) had already recorded his statement in the case and the CBI must show faith in his version.

The court listed the matter for March 9 for further hearing and asked the CBI to file a reply on Verma’s plea seeking protection.

The CBI had earlier given a clean chit to Tytler in the case but reopened the investigation following a December 4, 2015 court order in the wake of Verma’s allegation.

The court had also directed the agency to find out whether Verma’s statement was authentic.

The agency, in September 2016, filed its investigation report in the case which would be also heard on the next date of hearing.

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