Anti-Sikh riots of 1984’s witness, an arms dealer named Abhishek Verma said that he was ready to go for the Lie-Detector test. On Thursday, he reported to the court that he was ready for the test but in return he asked for round the clock security. Verma also stated in the court that he had received serious threats to his life as well as that of his mother and wife. Advocate Kamna Vohra, who represented riot victims, told the court that Verma must be given security round-the-clock till his lie detection test is conducted.Further, the court has asked the CBI to file a response to Verma’s submission and listed the matter for July 18 for further hearing. The court also asked Verma to give it in writing that he was willing to undergo the test if round-the-clock security is provided to him till the test was carried out and his threat perception be re-assessed after that.The accused Jagdish Tytler had earlier refused to undergo the lie-detection test. He is accused of leading a mob in Pul Bangash area in 1984 that led to the killing of three Sikhs. The CBI had earlier given a clean chit to Tytler in the case but reopened the investigation after Verma’s accusation against Tytler. The court had also directed the agency to find out whether Verma’s statement was authentic.
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