Anti-Sikh riots: BJP files complaint with cops against Tytler

Jagdish Tytler
Jagdish Tytler

New Delhi (PTI): The BJP on Monday filed a complaint with the Delhi Police against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

BJP national secretary R P Singh met the Additional Police Commissioner, New Delhi, and filed a complaint which was based on purported video clips concerning the Congress leader.

The video clips were released in a press conference by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK.

“It has been requested in the complaint that since the accused can leave the country any time hence he should be arrested immediately and prosecuted under IPC sections 302, 147/149 and 120-B,” R P Singh said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, Manjit Singh GK said that they would send copies of the video clips to various authorities and demanded the arrest of the Congress leader.


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While the PTI didn’t say what the video clips were all about, the Tribune newspaper reported that GK alleged: “In clip 1, Tytler expressed remorse over not being able to recover Rs 150 crore [Rs 1.5 billion] from his friends. In clip 2, he stated that his son was in a company which had accounts in Swiss bank. In clip 3, he clearly said he had killed 100 Sikhs and had lost faith in Manmohan Singh. Clip 4 contains videos where Tytler boasts of The Tribune said that GK claimed that an unknown man had handed over a white envelope, addressed to him, to his security guards on February 3. He said he found some documents and a pen drive in the envelope. The documents included the script of five videos recorded on December 8, 2011, he alleged.

The Tribune also reported from Amritsar that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) demanded Tytler’s immediate arrest. SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said Tytler’s “confession” was a proof that the Congress was involved in the “Sikh genocide.” He added: “I appeal the Supreme Court to punish him on the basis of his confession.”