1984 Sikh Genocide: Delhi High Court directs Police to Beef Up Security of Key Accused of Providing Arms

NEW DELHI—The Delhi High Court on October 10 directed the Delhi Police to beef up the security of arms dealer Abhishek Verma. The Delhi Police has been asked by the Court to provide 2 more Police cops for the security of Verma’s wife and mother. The Court has also asked the Delhi Police to deploy at least a single cop for 24 hours with Abhishek Verma for his security.  

The High Court bench headed by Justice Ashutosh made this direction to Delhi police while processing Abhishek Verma’s petition.  Justice Ashutosh also asked Abhishek Verma to ignore the threats being sent to him as the informatory persons including the Judiciary officers are often threatened.

Abhishek Verma is expected to undergo Lie Detection Test (Polygraph Test) in October last at Forensic Science Lab situated in Rohini of Delhi. Abhishek Verma is accused of helping Jagdish Tytler in bribing the chief witness of case by remitting large ransom on the name of his son to Canada.

It may be recalled here that the probing agency CBI had been demanding conduction of Lie Detection test (Polygraph Test) on Jagdish Tytler and arms dealer Abhishek Verma in a case pertaining to killing of three innocent Sikhs in Pulbangash area of Delhi on November 1, 1984. Although Jagdish Tytler was given clean chit thrice in this case but the case was once again reopened with the constitution of Special Investigation Team by the Union government in February 2015.

Initially, the duo accused had refused to undergo ‘Lie Detection Test’ but later Abhishek Verma had told the Court that he was ready to undergo Polygraph test but he should be provided security.

Although the Court was requested by the probing agency CBI to allow test conduction on Jagdish Tytler, the Court had refused to do so by saying that Tytler can’t be forced to undergo Polygraph test.

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