No need for judicial probe into Delhi Encounter: Narayanan

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New Delhi, Oct 11 (UNI) National Security Adviser M K Narayanan today ruled out the need for a judicial probe into the Delhi encounter saying it helped the police crack the recent serial blasts across the country.

Mr Narayanan told NDTV ''It's a travesty to even suggest that the shootout was fake.'' UPA allies like the Samajwadi Party have demanded a judicial enquiry into the Jamia Nagar encounter. Party leader Amar Singh had earlier said the SP would reconsider its support to the UPA if the encounter was proved fake.

Regarding the ongoing debate on whether to ban the Bajrang Dal, against the backdrop of a spate of attacks on minorities in Orissa and attacks on places of worship, the National Security Advisor said better policing may be a more practical solution.

Terming many actions of the Bajrang Dal as 'militant', Mr Narayanan admitted that both the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Bajrang Dal are 'dangerous' and need to be controlled.

Asked if elections in Jammu and Kashmir would be held as per schedule, Mr Narayanan said the government believes polls should be held sooner rather than later, according to press release issued by the channel.

A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stressed the need for normalising relations with Pakistan, Mr Narayanan said Dr Singh was on a better 'wave length' with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari than he was with former President Pervez Musharraf.

Saying that the role of the ISI in the Indian embassy blast in Kabul has been conveyed to Zardari, Mr Narayanan said solution to the vexed Sir Creek issue may be within reach.


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