Sikh Youth Attacks 1984 Riots-Accused Jagdish Tytler In Delhi

06/12/2015 6:07 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 31: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler leaves after appear at Patiala House court in a defamation complaint filed against him by a senior lawyer, appearing for victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, on May 31, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Delhi court reserved for July 2 its order on whether charge of criminal intimidation is added against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a defamation complaint. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi -- A Sikh youth allegedly tried to attack senior Congress leader and 1984-riots accused Jagdish Tytler at a marriage function in South Delhi's Chattarpur area. He hurled abuses at Tytler.

Tytler escaped unhurt and the accused was arrested.

23-year-old Sehaj Umang Bhatia allegedly threw a piece of glass at Tytler and abused him during the function at a farm house in Mehrauli last night.

"Tytler was here to attend a wedding last night when Sehaj Umang Singh Bhatia threw a piece of glass at him and hurled abuses. He was, however, not hit and was escorted to his vehicle safely," a senior police official said.

"The accused has been arrested and is being questioned," he added.

The attack comes a day after a Delhi court refused to accept the closure report and directed the CBI to conduct further investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Tytler.

Attempts to contact Tytler for his comments over the attack did not fructify.

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