Over 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the February 14 Pulwama terrror attack. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
The BJP hit back at the Congress for demanding fresh probe into the February 14 Pulwama attack on Tuesday. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the Congress is unnecessarily trying to link religion with the terror probe against decorated Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday had raised concern over the bigger security issue. Chowdhury had said that “the chink in the armour is exposed in the valley much to the consternation of us, we cannot afford ourselves to be penny wise and pound foolish.”
“The kind of behaviour the Congress party has shown today deserves a democratic surgical strike. They're appeasing Pakistan everyday. The BJP condemns the statement of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, LOP of Congress and Randeep Surjewala, the head of media,” Patra said.
“Congress has time and again found religion in terror. They coined the terms Saffron Terror and Hindu terrorism. At the behest of Sonia Gandhi, they had coined the term 'Saffron Terror',” Patra added. “Why do you want to give clean chit to Pakistan, do you have any doubt as to who carried out the Pulwama attack,” Patra asked. Challenging interim Congress chief, Patra said that Sonia Gandhi should say on camera that she doesn’t trust the Indian Army. “Congress had done the same after 26/11. Sonia Gandhi had sent Digvijay Singh to blame the RSS for the attacks,” Patra added.
On Monday, senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested along with two terrorists -- self-styled district commander of banned Hizbul Mujahideen, Naveed Baba, and Altaf and an overground worker at a checkpoint on a national highway by a team of policemen, was suspended from the services. It has emerged that Singh had sheltered three terrorists, arrested along with him, at his residence in Srinagar right next to the Army's XV corps headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment.
Singh, who was decorated with President Police Medal about four months ago, continued to be grilled by a team of police and intelligence investigators. His office at Srinagar airport, where he was posted as deputy superintendent of police in the anti-hijacking squad, was sealed, they said.
Singh reported absent from duty on Saturday, the day he was apprehended by a team of policemen along with the other three at Mir Bazar on the national highway. The DySP had applied for leave from Sunday till Thursday, they said.