Batla House encounter: BJP stages protest, accuses Congress of propagating false factshttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/batla-house-encounter-bjp-stages-protest-accuses-congress-of-propagating-false-facts-2825530/

Batla House encounter: BJP stages protest, accuses Congress of propagating false facts

The BJP leaders denounced the Congress raising flags and placards and accused them of propagating false facts in connection with the Batla House case.

Bharatiya Janata Party,  Batla house encounter, BJP protest, BJP, Congress, Delhi, Batla house, Congress Batla house, Congress ISIS, BJP Delhi, Congress Delhi, ISIS Batla, ISIS Batla encounter
Delhi BJP workers protesting against Sonia Gandhi at Near Congress office in new Delhi on Monday. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

BJP leaders and workers on Monday staged a protest near Congress headquarters in New Delhi, demanding an apology from Sonia Gandhi and her party leaders on their statements over the Batla House encounter issue.

“BJP wants that after the latest revelation that terrorists involved in Batla House shoot-out have IS links, the Congress president and her associates should apologise to the nation,” said Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay who led the demonstration.

The protesters including party MPs Ramesh Bidhuri, Udit Raj, Meenakshi Lekhi and Vijay Goel were stopped by police near 24 Akbar Road, headquarters of Congress.

Bharatiya Janata Party,  Batla house encounter, BJP protest, BJP, Congress, Delhi, Batla house, Congress Batla house, Congress ISIS, BJP Delhi, Congress Delhi, ISIS Batla, ISIS Batla encounter

Several protesters were detained when they tried to dismantle the barricades. They were later taken to Parliament Steet police station.

Advertising

Last week, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh had stoked a controversy after he dubbed the 2008 Batla House encounter as “fake”.

He asked the central government to order a judicial probe into the encounter in which two suspected terrorists and a
police officer were killed.

“Batla House encounter was fake. I dare the BJP to go for a judicial probe. I still stand by my remarks on the encounter. I don’t know who is Bada Sajid or Chhota Sajid,” Singh had said.

BJP has latched onto an IS video where one of the men claimed that he was at Batla House when police had raided the premises and fled afterwards. However, it was not clear whether he was inside the same house where the two alleged Indian Mujahideen militants were killed in the encounter.

The NIA had said it was in the process of identifying all the six people who were part of the 22-minute video.