A day after a Delhi court ordered the CBI to further probe the charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the leader was allegedly abused at a wedding by a Sikh youth.
Police said that the incident occurred Saturday night at South Delhi’s Chhattarpur area. Sehaj Umang Bhatia (23), who was under the influence of alcohol, accused Tytler of being responsible for the riots.
“Bhatia told him ‘Tu dangai karwata hai (You cause riots),” said a senior police officer. Police said the leader left the place soon after the incident.
Police detained Bhatia overnight at Mehrauli police station and released him later. Though no complaint was filed against Bhatia, police detained him under Section 107/151 of the CrPC (breach of peace).
Bhatia claimed he is a documentary filmmaker and a commerce graduate from Delhi.
He was invited from the bride’s side. His father is a retired deputy director in the micro, small and medium enterprises industry.
On Friday, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) S P S Laler refused to accept the CBI’s closure report and ordered it to further probe Tytler’s role in the riots.
The court ordered the CBI to “thoroughly” investigate arms dealer Abhishek Verma’s allegations that Tytler played an active role in sending the son of a key witness, Surinder Singh Granthi, to Canada, thereby trying to influence the witness.
The CBI had sought dismissal of the plea against Tytler, stating that the probe made it clear that he was not present on November 1, 1984 at Gurdwara Pulbangash.
The case relates to an attack on the gurdwara in which three persons were killed a day after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
The court’s directions come on a protest petition filed by Lakhvinder Kaur whose husband Badal Singh was among the three killed. Kaur has challenged the CBI’s closure report giving clean chit to Tytler.