Jagdish Tytler opens up on ‘Rajiv Gandhi’s role’ during 1984 anti-sikh riots

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Former Union minister and Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, for the first time, has admitted that Rajiv Gandhi took several rounds of North Delhi with him to assess the situation in the wake of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The riots were the aftermath of Rajiv Gandhi’s mother and then prime minister Indira Gandhi being assassinated while in office by her Sikh bodyguards in retaliation to Operation Blue Star.

Talking to News18, Tytler said Rajiv Gandhi recced the areas in the former’s car and was extremely anguished at party MPs from Delhi, who were told to go to their constituencies and contain the situation.

Tytler is one of those named as being organisers of the riots by the Nanavati Commission in its report submitted over a decade back. He was also accused of killing three Sikhs outside Gurudwara Pulbangash in his Delhi north constituency during the riots.

While the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), till date, has not been able to establish any charges against Tytler, several Delhi courts from time-to-time have pressed the agency for further investigation into his role.moneycontrol