Jagdish Tytler Speaks About Anti Sikh Riots In 1984
Jagdish Tytler, a prominent Congress Leader and ex Union Minister has confirmed that Rajiv Gandhi did make several visits in North Delhi to analyze the situation during the anti Sikh riots which erupted in 1984 following the assassination of the Indira Gandhi by Sikh bodyguards. This killing was a reprisal to the infamous Operation Bluestar.
Tytler confirmed that Rajiv Gandhi accompanied him in the recce and was gravely angry at Delhi’s Congress MP and asked them to control the situation.
Tytler is believed to be one of the riot perpetrators in the report given by Nanavati Commission more than ten years ago. His name has also tainted in murdering 3 Sikhs at the time of riots near Pulbangash Gurudwara in north constituency of Delhi. It must be noted that so far, CBI has failed to prove charges against Tytler, even though the courts in Delhi have been asked to investigate the case further.
Further, the CBI has ordered that Tytler be tested with lie detector, to which the veteran Congressman has agreed, although he is not legally obliged to. Also, he said that the agencies must admit that the earlier “not guilty” reports given by the CBI were actually their folly, and only then he will take up the test.
The case has come up once again for investigation because of the claims made by Tytler’s previous aide Abhishek Verma and a notorious weapon dealer, who testified in the Karkardooma Court against Tytler.
Verma stated that Tytler had a role in influencing the witnesses and transporting some of them to other countries. Tytler refuted the allegations saying that Verma had been seeking revenge as he was refused help from Tytler in a legal matter earlier.
Tytler stated that Akali Dal was trying to tarnish his image. A statement from ex-Deputy CM of Punjab, Sukhbir Badal stated that the statement given by Tytler indicates that Rajiv wanted to avenge his mother’s death.