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Akali Dal Releases Sting Videos That Allegedly Confirm Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler’s Role In 1984 Riots

Written By Veda Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday held a press conference in New Delhi where they released five sting videos that allegedly confirm Congress leader Jagdish Tytler’s role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots
  • The Akali Dal claimed that Tytler confessed to killing 100 people during the 1984 riots
  • Manjit Singh GK, President of the Akali Dal, said they would be submitting the tapes to CBI

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday held a press conference in New Delhi where they released five sting videos that allegedly confirm Congress leader Jagdish Tytler’s role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The Akali Dal claimed that Tytler confessed to killing 100 people during the 1984 riots.

The sting videos released by the Akali Dal at the news briefing have the date-stamp of 2011. 

Manjit Singh GK, President of the Akali Dal, said the tapes were dropped at his doorstep in a pen-drive that was enclosed in an envelope which also contained the scripts of the videos.

Manjit Singh GK said they would be submitting the tapes to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He also demanded that post the release of the sting videos, Jagdish Tytler should be subjected to a lie detector test.

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Tytler was then the sitting Member of Parliament from North-Delhi. The former Union Minister is regarded as a controversial leader for his alleged role in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in Delhi following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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Tytler, who has denied any role in the riots, has been given a clean chit by CBI thrice in the case.

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According to reports, 2,100 Sikhs were massacred in Delhi during the 1984 riots. 700 Sikhs were killed in other parts of the country during the anti-Sikh riots.

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