New Delhim,14 May:The CBI claimed before a Delhi court that it had examined five witnesses and a few documents in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case allegedly involving former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler.
Filing a status report in a sealed cover before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjiv Jain, the probe agency claimed on Wednesday that it had examined five witnesses and four documents, besides some video cassettes and CDs.It, however, refused to reveal the names of the witnesses apprehending threats to them.
Meanwhile, an application seeking a copy of the status report by senior counsel H S Phoolka on behalf of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee and November ’84 Carnage Justice Committee was rejected by the court.
"Since the matter is under investigation and issue of witness Jasbir Singh is pending before the High Court, I do not deem it fit to supply the copy of status report," the court said, posting the matter for 3rd September.
Counsel for the probe agency opposed the plea seeking copy of the status report, saying that it would not like to reveal the names of the witnesses due to threat.
Earlier, making an interjection, Sattu Singh, father of witness Jasbir Singh sought court’s intervention by directing CBI to record his son’s statement through video conferencing.
The court, however, refused to pass any order, reminding him of an application by his counsel in this regard before the Delhi High Court, which has been posted for hearing on 26th August.
The CBI had on 29th September last year sought to close the case against former Union Minister Tytler, declaring Singh, an alleged key witness who is presently settled in California, as untraced.
Courtsey : DD NEWS