In his statement as a witness recorded by the CBI during a probe, Verma, an accused in the naval war room leak and other cases including cheating and forgery, has said that Tytler had also told him that a deal was struck and a hefty amount was paid to a riots case witness,  who had deposed against him.
Containing these claims, the CBI has filed a third closure report in a Delhi court which on Wednesday heard arguments on the report and asked the agency to respond to the allegations that Tytler had tried to influence the witness.

The CBI said in its closure report that Verma's oral evidence indicated that Tytler might have tried to influence witness Surinder.  However, the agency said the fact narrated by Verma could not be verified as Surinder has since expired.

"As per the deal, hefty amount was paid to Surinder Singh Granthi (witness who has died) besides settling his son  Narinder Singh abroad. He (Tytler) also told me (Verma) that he had mounted pressure on Narinder who in turn was to pressurise his father Surinder to change his statement in favour of Jagdish Tytler," testified Verma, who is at present lodged in a jail and whose statement was recorded by CBI on August 5, 2013.
"He (Tytler) also boasted of having met the Prime Minister who in turn would ask Director/CBI to get the investigating conducted in his favour. But the judge was not inclined to accept the clean chit for which he (Jagdish Tytler) was making effort to settle the issue with the judge," Verma has said.

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