Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler Attacked, Abused At A Function In Delhi

07/12/2015 9:33 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Congress party leader Jagdish Tytler reacts as he holds a press conference to announce his decision to not contest in the upcoming elections in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 9, 2009. There have been huge protests from the Sikh community and the Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram was recently thrown a shoe by a Sikh journalist after Congress party fielded Tytler and Sajjan Kumar as candidates, who are allegedly believed to have instigated mobs to riot against the Sikh community, after the death of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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.

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