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1984 anti-Sikh riots case on agenda during CBI-Canada Police talks

Published Oct 19, 2016, 6:20 pm IST
Updated Oct 19, 2016, 6:21 pm IST
India is also likely to raise the issue of extradition requests of 13 people, including those facing terror and drug trafficking charges.
(Photo: PTI)
 (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: At least three pending judicial requests including one relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots witness along with 13 extradition pleas from India may be discussed between the CBI Director and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson who is visiting the national capital.

Paulson, who will be delivering D. P. Kohli memorial lecture in New Delhi on Thursday on the theme of policing in 21st century, will hold discussions with the Central Bureau of Investigation Chief Anil Sinha.


They said at least three Letters Rogatory or judicial requests to Canada hovering around a corruption case, a cyber crime and examination of a witness of 1984 anti-Sikh riots involving Congress politician Jagdish Tytler are likely to crop up during the discussion.

The agency had taken over investigation in the FIR registered at Bara Hindu Rao police station relating to anti-Sikh riots at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi where three people were killed on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

It had filed a closure report and claimed that it could not get in touch with Narinder Singh, son of an eye witness who is believed to be in Canada.

Arms dealer Abhishek Verma had claimed that Tytler had allegedly helped Narinder Singh to settle in Canada.

Besides, the sources said, India is also likely to raise the issue of 13 extradition requests that are "under process", including for some wanted persons facing charges of terror and drug trafficking among others.

India had signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with Canada in 1998 to facilitate assistance in criminal matter.

After the signing of MLAT, Canada has so far processed eight Indian judicial requests relating to human trafficking, bank fraud, anti-corruption among others.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi