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Jagdish Tytler submits voice samples to CBI in connection with 1984 riots

PoliticsJagdish Tytler submits voice samples to CBI in connection with 1984 riots

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler submitted his voice samples at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI’s) forensics lab.

Jagdish Tytler submitted this on Tuesday in connection with a 1984 riots case in the national capital’s Pul Bangash area. However, Tytler denied it and said it was another case for which he gave the voice sample.

Tytler, after coming out from the CBI office, replied to the queries of media persons and said it was not related to the 1984 riots case for which I gave my voice sample but it is some other case.

The Central probe agency summoned him in connection with a case in 1984 in Delhi’s Pul Bangash area wherein three people were killed. The CBI sources said fresh evidence in the riots case has been found following which his voice sample has been collected.

1984 anti-Sikh Riots. Tytler has been accused of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India, a charge that he denies. The riots had occurred after Sikh bodyguards assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Who is Jagdish Tytler?

Jagdish Tytler (born Jagdish Kapoor; 17 August 1944) is an Indian politician and former Member of Parliament. He has held several government positions, the last being as Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs, a post from which he resigned after the publication of a report by an official commission of inquiry, known as the Nanavati Commission.

The commission had accused him of “very probably” having a hand in organising attacks on the Sikh community in Delhi after Sikh bodyguards assassinated the Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He has not been charged with any crimes related to those riots.

Currently, he is serving as a permanent committee member of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.  Due to the controversy concerning his involvement in the riots, the Congress party dropped his name as the candidate for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

He is married to Jennifer, the daughter of a Scottish mother and an Irish father, born in Delhi, who is the principal of the J D Tytler School. They have a son, Siddhartha and a daughter. His son Siddhartha is a fashion designer.

Jagdish Tytler was raised by a Christian minister, however, he identifies himself as a Hindu. In 2011 his visit to the Jagannath Puri temple created controversy because non-Hindus are prohibited from entering the temple. Tytler claimed that he is a Hindu and had visited the Puri temple four times in the past.

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