"Credible evidence"against Tytler in 1984 riots
- Taking into account the hue and cry in the country after the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Justice G T Nanavati Commission was appointed to look into the matter on 8 February 2005.
- Following a two day long debate in the Parliament, an FIR was registered on 10 August 2005.
- In November, the CBI registered a case against Congress MP Jagdish Tytler.
Temporary respite for Tytler
- In November 2007, the CBI shut all cases against Tytler.
- In the report submitted, it was stated that no evidence or witness corroborated against Jagdish Tytler for the 1984 riots.
- On 18 December 2007, the court rejected CBI's probe report and directed further investigation, along with the recording of Jasbir Singh's statement (witness who was earlier declared untraceable by CBI).
Tytler gets a clean chit by CBI again
- In March 2009, CBI again filed a closure report against Tytler, giving him a clean chit.
- Prakash Javadekar, the BJP spokesperson alleged that "such a clean chit ahead of the elections" implied misuse of the CBI by the ruling party.
- The clean chit led to widespread protests by hundreds of Sikhs outside the Karkardooma court, who raised slogans against Tytler.
Chidambaram bears the brunt of the clean chit
Jarnail Singh, a Sikh journalist hurled a shoe at the then Home Minister P. Chidambaram on 7 April 2009, dissatisfied with the minister’s response on the CBI clean chit.
Sessions Court slams the clean chit; case reopened
- On 31 May 2013, a Delhi sessions court rejected the issuance of the clean chit to Tytler by CBI and ordered for a fresh probe.
- The court reserved the magisterial court's order to accept the closure-report.
- The court also directed the CBI to take into accord the statements of eyewitnesses in the "murder of three Sikhs at Gurdwara Pul Bangash on 1 November 1984."
Another hushed up clean chit by CBI
On 24 December 2014, the CBI filed another closure report giving a clean chit to Tytler which was strongly critiqued by advocate H.S. Phoolka as an “ambush”.
Fresh trouble for Jagdish Tytler
- Acting on the allegations by arms dealer Abhishek Verma that Tytler was given a clean chit after having met the then PM Manmohan Singh, a Delhi court has asked the CBI to furnish a reply on this matter.
- Tytler had allegedly tried to use influence on the witnesses.
- Tytler had confessed having struck a deal with witnesses who had deposed against him, claimed Verma.
Jagdish Tytler in the dock again
- A trial court rejected the third closure report filed by the CBI regarding Jagdish Tytler's role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot, thereby canceling the clean-chit given to him.
- The case pertains to the incident at the Gurudwara Pulbangash in North-Delhi where three people were killed on 1 November 1984.
- Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) SPS Laler ordered the CBI to further probe the case.
Anti-Sikh riots: CBI files probe report against Tytler
- The CBI has filed a probe report against Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
- The CBI had given 3 clean-chits to Tytler, all of which were denied by the court, asking the agency to probe the case further and identify and record statements of more witnesses.
- The court had given the CBI 2 months to close the case.
Jagdish Tytler questioned in 1984 riots case
- Senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was questioned by the CBI in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
- Devpreet Singh, spokesperson for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said, "He was questioned for around 4 hours."
- The case against Jagdish Tytler is that of the killing of 3 people at a Gurudwara in North Delhi the day after PM Gandhi was assassinated.