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Court makes Tytler to submit his passport to CBI, asks agency to decide on FIR

SNS | New Delhi |

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Tuesday appeared before a Patiala House Court in a case wherein he was accused of hiding details of cases pending against him.

The court summoned him after noting that he got his passport renewed by filing affidavit that he didn’t have any criminal case pending against him.

The court asked him to hand over his passport to the CBI and asked the central agency to decide whether an FIR should be registered against him or not.

On Monday, Tytler refused to give his consent for a lie-detection test in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the CBI.

In an affidavit filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shivali Sharma, Tytler said he didn’t wish to undergo the test as sought by the CBI.

The counsel for arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a key witness in the case, told the court that his client was unwell and sought time for his personal appearance to explain the conditions for undergoing the polygraph test.

The court granted time to Verma's counsel and listed the matter for June 2 for further proceedings.

(With inputs from agencies)