Congress Thursday stepped up attack on Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying real criminals are still not in jail and sought action on new facts emerging after the sting operation related to Tulsiram Prajapati killing and former policeman D G Vanzaras explosive letter slamming the state government.
Latching on to a communication by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes to CBI Thursday asking the agency to probe whether the ongoing investigation and judicial process in the Prajapati case had been manipulated,party spokesperson Bhakt Charan Das said had the Modi government been responsive,such killings would not have taken place.
AICC Communication Department Chairman Ajay Maken said that since now the NCSC has stepped into the issue and asked the CBI to probe the matter,the Chief Minister should step down till the probe is over. Prajapati was killed in an alleged fake encounter by the Gujarat police in December 2006.
A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court against BJP MPs Prakash Javdekar and Bhupendra Singh Yadav alleging that they tried to impede investigation in the case in which former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah is main accused.
The petition filed by a journalist on the basis of a sting operation done by him alleged that attempts were made by the MPs to impede the trial and other judicial proceedings in this regard by manipulating the complainant with the sole intent to protect Shah.
Congress has used the CD to lambast Modi over the killing of a backward caste person at a time when there is talk about Modis projection as a backward caste leader in Lok Sabha polls. Das,however,rejected any caste angle to the issue and downplayed questions as to why Congress is highlighting the backward caste identity of the slain Prajapati 7 years after the encounter and when the Lok Sabha elections are nearing.