Video evidence against Tytler given to CBI, says Phoolka


New Delhi, Feb 6: AAP leader and senior advocate H.S. Phoolka on Monday said that video clippings of a sting operation against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the anti-Sikh riots case of 1984 had been handed over to the CBI which, he demanded, should verify their authenticity. In a statement issued here, Phoolka claimed that Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Manjit Singh GK had video clippings in which Tytler is allegedly seen admitting to his role in the 1984 riots. "Manjit Singh has five video clippings of a sting operation against Tytler, wherein he admits to killing 100 Sikhs and other offences. The question being asked is their relevance and admissibility and whether the CBI can act on the basis of these videos," said Phoolka, who has been fighting cases on behalf of the survivors of the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and elsewhere in the wake of that assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He said these videos have been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation in a case pending a probe by the central agency.  Phoolka said that a Delhi court had directed the CBI to investigate allegations against Tytler for the alleged murder of three Sikhs and money laundering by transferring Rs 5 crore to Canada through the hawala channel. He demanded that the CBI should send these videos to the Forensic Science Laboratory to check their veracity. After verification, the CBI is duty-bound to act on the basis of these videos and carry out custodial interrogation of Tytler after arresting him, the Aam Aadmi Party leader said. "These videos cannot be ignored just on the flimsy ground that their source is not authentic," he added.