Jagdish Tytler, 1984 riot case suspect, named permanent invitee to Delhi Congress

Tytler is second top Congress leader suspected for his role in 1984 riots after Sajjan Kumar, who stands convicted for life and is serving jail time

Jagdish Tytler, 1984 riot case suspect, named permanent invitee to Delhi Congress

Jagdish Tytler. PTI file

Tribune News Service 

New Delhi, October 28

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday appointed Jagdish Tytler, a suspect in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, as one of the 37 permanent invitees to the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.

Tytler has been named alongside leaders like former Delhi Congress chief JP Agarwal, former AICC general Secretary organisation Janardan Dwivedi and former ministers Kapil Sibal, Ajay Maken and Krishna Tirath.

The appointment orders were issued today by AICC general Secretary organisation KC Venugopal who also announced the elaborate Delhi Congress executive committee with 87 members. 

Tytler is the second top Congress leader suspected for his role in 1984 riots after Sajjan Kumar, who stands convicted for life and is serving jail time for his involvement in the riots.

In the Tytler case, the CBI had filed three closure reports in 2007, 2009 and 2014. 

But Delhi’s Karkardooma courts rejected the CBI closure report on December 4, 2015, on the protest petition by Lakhwinder Kaur, who lost her husband in the Gurdrawa Pul Bangash attack. 

The court asked the CBI to continue its probe.

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