BJP hits back: For votes, Opposition trying to lower morale of forces

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said an NIA probe will be conducted into the prison break here to trace the possible international links of the eight alleged SIMI activists.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2016 3:32 pm
bhopal encounter, bhopal jailbreak, simi, simi activists, simi activists killed, bhopal encounter, simi activists killed, AIMIM, Owaisi, Arvind Kejriwal, congress, bjp, simi encounter, india news In Jammu, Union minister Jitendra Prasad told reporters, “The news is going to enhance the morale of the nation that we are safe and secure as our security agencies have capacity and capability to beat any challenge.”

As Opposition parties demanded a probe into the encounter that killed eight suspected SIMI men who had allegedly escaped from prison, the BJP hit back saying that there is a pattern and an ulterior motive in the questions being raised.

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BJP spokesman G V L Narsimha Rao told The Indian Express that the criticism by these parties is aimed at getting votes at the expense of the morale of the security forces. “At a time when security forces are battling the threat of terrorism to keep the nation safe, you have the spectre of these political parties sympathising with the forces of terrorism, secessionism and anti-nationalism. They never miss an opportunity to berate our brave forces and rain questions intended at lowering their morale,” he said.

Rao accused the Opposition of raising a finger in the quest for votes of a particular community. “We see these acts emanating from these parties’ pursuance of votebank politics versus and their mistaken belief that such efforts will help them in getting the votes of a particular community,” he said.

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In Jammu, Union minister Jitendra Prasad told reporters, “The news is going to enhance the morale of the nation that we are safe and secure as our security agencies have capacity and capability to beat any challenge.”

Replying to a question about allegations of this being a “fake encounter”, Singh said, “I don’t think that deserves any response for the simple reasons that we live in an evidence-based era. Somebody is saying something and it is not that we take it as it is, and even those who say something will not carry weight for much too long and therefore, we have to go by what evidence says. The Modi government has given us an approach of clarity and therefore there is clarity in whatever decision is taken, there is no ambiguity about it.”

CM talks of ‘global links’

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said an NIA probe will be conducted into the prison break here to trace the possible international links of the eight alleged SIMI activists. Also, the state government will carry out a separate investigation. “Taking the entire incident seriously, we have taken a decision for a probe by former DGP Nandan Dubey into it,” Chouhan told reporters. “A decision will be taken according to the findings. For this criminal negligence, if needed we will dismiss (an official or officials),” he said. “I had a talk with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh because these terrorists have links not only in the state but in India and the world… He also agreed that this incident should be probed by NIA to expose the entire links behind it.”

With PTI in Jammu and Bhopal

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    mumbai
    Nov 1, 2016 at 5:24 am
    original hindutwa is winning the battle.
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    Tomar
    Nov 1, 2016 at 8:14 am
    The arguments of these pseudo-nationalist bhaktas are really irritating. Their response to any question is "do not disrespect our security forces by questioning them". These same bhaktas didn't waste a second in insulting the martyr Hemant Karkare. Our security forces are getting killed due to the incompetence of these bhakta governments, but that is not a problem for them. In a democracy people can and should question the security forces, they are accountable to the people. Cops cannot be allowed to kill even a hardcore convicted criminal, we have a justice system for that, unless bhaktas want to impose their own sharia law in India.
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    HILARY
    Nov 1, 2016 at 6:30 am
    We should not question the integrity of these brave policemen who are our protectors.That would be unpatriotic and could be sedition under the latest interpretation. The policemen who performed this brave task should be awarded gallantry medals.
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    Raj
    Nov 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm
    A very dangerous trend is being shown by the BJP. The forces are part of the nation fabric. But the BJP is trying its best to keep the forces separated from the nation by not allowing any comment however valid it is. This will show an opening to the an armed group to take over once it is touted as something sacred. stan did that for their army to take over by pointing fingers at India and BJP is doing the same. Framing anti national allegations against the people of India will bring in a rapid destruction of the fabric of our nation and there are currently many countries which have already gone that way.
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    Augustus
    Nov 1, 2016 at 4:46 am
    Let BJP not play the same vote bank politics it accuses of other parties, nationalism is not extra judicial killings, even if they are terrorists there is a due process of law, in this case the entire drama of encounter is questionable, if the MP jails have malfunctioning CCTV camera's then there is something radically wrong with its police, let BJP stop this nationalism drama and look at who helped these criminals to escape and how much was paid to the jail personnel
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