The CBI, which had earlier given a clean chit to senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and had filed a closure report, on Tuesday told a trial court that it was ready to reopen the case against him, reported The Times of India.
The report states, "CBI's submissions came in response to a plea filed by the complainant who had asked the court to adjourn its decision on accepting/rejecting the closure report because five important witnesses, whom CBI had declared untraceable, are now willing to depose."
The report quoted the CBI as saying in its reply, "If the applicant provides (details of) the material witnesses...then CBI is ready to take up further investigation on the additional evidence...CBI has no objection in the matter...It is willing to re-examine the aforesaid witnesses as requested by the applicant as they may be essential for fair and just decision in the case."
The plea had been filed by one Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh had been killed in the riots.
Tytler has however refuted all allegations against him and when the CBI had given him a clean chit, he had said, "Right from the beginning I had said this was a frame-up. I was innocent and the truth has come out. Let people say what they want to. I want to just close the chapter."