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Sikh youth attacks, abuses 1984-riots accused Jagdish Tytler; gets bail

New Delhi :A Sikh youth was put under preventive detention for allegedly trying to attack senior Congress leader and 1984-riots accused Jagdish Tytler and hurling abuses at him at a marriage function in South Delhi’s Chattarpur area.

According to police, 23-year-old Sehaj Umang Bhatia allegedly threw a piece of glass at Tytler, who escaped unhurt, and abused him during the function at a farmhouse in Mehrauli last night.

“Tytler was there to attend a wedding last night at 11.15 PM when Bhatia threw a piece of glass at him and abused him. Tytler was, however, not hit and was escorted to his vehicle safely,” a senior police official said.
Meanwhile, police said that it was learnt during Bhatia’s questioning that none of his family members were victims of the riots.

The attack came a day after a Delhi court directed CBI to conduct further investigation into a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Tytler after refusing to accept a closure report in the same.

Attempts to contact Tytler for his comments over the attack bore no result.

PTI