Emergence of right-wing terror a cause of worry: Pillai

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New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) Emergence of right-wing terrorelements in the country is a "cause of worry" for thegovernment which, however, says it is not a "big threat" now.

In an interaction with PTI, Union Home Secretary GK Pillai also made clear that action would be taken againstany police official who was found implicating innocent youthson serious charges of blasts in the past.

"Right now, they (right-wing elements) are not thatbig a threat... whatever intelligence we are getting. But itis a cause of worry. The more radical and fundamental groupsyou have in the country, it is a cause of worry. That issomething we have to tackle," he said.

India cannot afford to have mushrooming growth ofradical groups of whatever hue as it was bad for the country,Pillai said, adding the extent of radical right-wing extremistgroups was extremely limited as of now.

"What we understand, it is extremely limited. But even50 or 100 people who are conspiring in one group or differentgroups to do this or that... it is itself a cause of concern,"he said.

Pillai said there are some people who are still atlarge and the "NIA and CBI are looking for atleast about 20plus people" in various cases of blasts including theSamjhauta train explosion.

Pillai said the Government would firmly deal withthese elements as well. "In our point of view all people whoindulge in terrorism act are enemies of the state. We treatthem all equally."

Police in Maharashtra and Rajasthan have been probingalleged involvement of right-wing activists in connection withblast cases in Malegaon and Ajmer.

In the wake of Swami Aseemanand''s confession thatMalegaon 2006 was a handiwork of Hindu groups, Pillai wasclear that action would be taken against officials who werefound guilty of implicating youths in blast cases.

"Wherever we find that false cases are filed, actionwill be taken. Union Home Minister also has made it clear thatthere will be zero tolerance on human rights violations," hesaid. .

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