Congress, NCP communalising terror using ATS : BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Condemning the linking of Hinduism with terror by pseudo-secular forces, the BJP today accused the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party of misusing the Maharashtra police in anti-terror investigations.

The two ruling parties in Maharashtra are adopting 'spit and run' strategy to communalise terror investigations at a time when the people's anger was against their soft handling of terrorism.

With elections around the corner for the Lok Sabha and six state Assemblies, it may be beneficial for them in the short run but it would hurt the nation in the long run, BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.

He said there were two blasts in Malegaon in 2006 and 2008 and the suspects of 2006 blasts were spared of tests like narco-analysis, brain mapping because Samajwadi Party MPs like Abu Azmi demanded dropping of charges against the accused.

The case was handed over to the CBI and that was the end of the story. The 'coloured and sponsored investigations' were not only attempting to link terror with religion but also attempts were made to defame the defence forces.

He said before making allegations against the BJP, the Congress should make introspection about the involvement of its own members in terror incidents in the past with several serving and former ministers stood convicted or faced charges of supporting terrorism.

Former Gujarat minister Mohammad Surti was convicted for 20 years for transporting arms and explosives. Same was the story of several Assam ministers whose involvements were all part of official records. The same party was now wanting to denigrate the armed forces, sadhus and common man and was seeking to link all terror incidents with this group,''he added.

"Luckily, they have spared this group with September 11 twin tower attacks", he remarked.

Another BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy condemned the dragging of the name of former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha with the terror incidents. Simply because Lt Gen Sinha was the architect of Amarnath Shrine Board espousing the cause of the Yatris, he should not be dragged to controversy.

"Can't a soldier be a devout Hindu, Christian or a Muslim?'' he asked.

'' Casting aspersions on the illustrious official who had his long career in the Army is simply ridiculous and Congress is apparently playing this dangerous game,'' he said terming the demand for a probe into Gen Sinha's alleged connections with the terror accused as 'simply outlandish'.

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