New Delhi, July 26, 2023: As per media reports a Delhi court on Wednesday summoned Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on August 5 in connection with the Pul Bangash killings during the 1984 Sikh Genocide.
According to the news published in The Tribune, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidhi Gupta Anand passed the order after taking cognisance of a charge sheet in the case.
The CBI had on May 20 filed a charge sheet against Tytler in the case.
Three people were killed and a gurdwara was set ablaze in the Pul Bangash area here on November 1, 1984, a day after the then prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.
In its charge sheet filed before the court, the CBI said Tytler “incited, instigated and provoked” the mob that had assembled at Pul Bangash gurdwara in Azad Market on November 1, 1984, that resulted in the burning down of the gurdwara and killing of three Sikhs – Thakur Singh, Badal Singh and Gurcharan Singh.
The agency has invoked charges under Sections 147 (rioting), 109 (abetment) read with 302 (murder) of the IPC, among others, against Tytler, the CBI said.