1984 riots: Akalis protest Amarinder’s remark on Tytler
Police also erected barricades to prevent them from reaching the Congress office and later had to resort to use of water cannons to disperse them. The protests came in the wake of Amarinder recently telling a news channel that while other Congress leaders may be linked to the riots, Tytler played no role in the violence.‘I’m not the CBI, I’m not the court. I’m telling you what I saw and felt....I was in Delhi, I went to all the camps..and everyone I met took all these names that I have told you except Jagdish Tytler. When did Jagdish Tytler’s name come up? It came up when he was fighting Madan Lal Khurana in Delhi, that was months later,’ Amarinder had said.
But Amarinder on Monday clarified that he had not given a clean chit to Tytler. He said while he had heard the names of other Congress leaders including H K L Bhagat, Lalit Maken and Sajjan Kumar, but not Tytler’s from the riot victims living in relief camps. ‘Amarinder’s remarks come as the rescue to Congress leader Tytler, who allegedly played role in the violence of 1984.
Amarinder doesn’t have any rights to give any clean cheat to Tytler,’ Manjit, also president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, said. He alleged: ‘He (Amrinder) gave statement on 1984-riots to polarise votes for making senior Congress leadership happy.’
‘We will soon file a complaint against Amarinder to the EC,’ he also added. Protesters also had a clash with some police officials when they were stopped from marching ahead.