Amid the controversy over the killing of eight SIMI activists hours after they fled from a jail, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju Saturday said security forces should not be questioned on the basis of videos alone. “It is not good to raise questions on security forces dealing with terrorists just on the basis of videos,” he said, adding that facts of the incident would come out soon.
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The BJP maintained that there is no need to probe the killing of terrorists and hit out at Congress for siding with terrorists at a time when the world is united in fighting terror.
Party national secretary Shrikant Sharma said: “While the entire world is trying to eradicate terror, Italy Congress is questioning the circumstances of the death of people for whom Osama Bin Laden is the idol…”
“We want to ask the vice-president of Italy Congress, what is it you have against this country?… Rahul Gandhi, why are you practising politics of hate and votebank? What is your enmity with sepoys?… We challenge you to rival us in development politics,” he said, adding, “our position is that if terrorists are killed there is no need for any probe.”
Attacking Congress further, he said: “From Batla to 26/11, they have always sent out confusing signals on terror.”
Sharma also said that while the opposition party is questioning the encounter, it has no words for head constable Ramashankar Yadav, who was allegedly killed by the undertrials while they were fleeing.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said in Patna on Tuesday that it had become “fashionable” for leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi and Digvijaya Singh to raise doubts over encounters in which “terrorists” are killed.
With inputs from PTI