The CBI, whose clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case was rejected by a court in New Delhi, said on Wednesday it will study the verdict before deciding the course of action.

The CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said the agency will study the orders of the court and decide on future course of action.

Agency sources, meanwhile, maintained that they had sent a team to record the statement of the witness based in the United States of America but his statements were not found to have any evidential value.

They said the witness had given them three more names who had claimed to have the information of Mr. Tytler’s alleged role in the anti-Sikh riots which shook the city after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards.

The sources claimed the persons named by the US-based witness were not found to be genuine.

Asked about the future course of action by the agency, they said it would depend on the directive issued by the court and CBI is ready to probe again if the orders are for examination of only two-three witnesses.

The CBI had filed closure report in the case saying the probe has made it clear that Mr. Tytler was not present on November 1, 1984 at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi where three people were killed during the riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhardwaj on Wednesday set aside the order of a magisterial court which accepted CBI’s closure report.

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