1984 anti-Sikh riots: Congress’ Jagish Tytler refuses to undergo lie detector test
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday refused to give consent to undergo a lie detection test in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the CBI on three occasions.
Tytler, in an affidavit filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma, said he does not wish to undergo the test as sought by the CBI.
The counsel for controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a key witness in the case, told the court that his client was unwell and sought time for his personal appearance to explain the conditions for undergoing the polygraph test.
The court granted time to Verma’s counsel and listed the matter for June 2 for further proceedings.
The court had on May 9 directed Tytler and Verma to give an “unambiguous” reply on whether they wanted to undergo lie detection test. It had held that the CBI’s plea for obtaining their consent for the test was maintainable.
It had said if there were any conditions attached to the consent, Tytler and Verma should appear in person for clarification.
The CBI’s move seeking permission to conduct polygraph test on Tytler and Verma came in pursuance to the court’s December 4, 2015 order in which it was …read more