Sunday, October 12, 2008

Govt says no to judicial probe in Jamia Nagar encounter

By Khabrein.Info Correspondent,

New Delhi, Oct 12, 2008: The government has refused to give in demands of judicial probe in Jamia Nagar encounter. Despite an overwhelming demands of judicial probe in the encounter where two Muslim youth were killed by Delhi police in an alleged encounter, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has refused the probe.

Not only Muslim leaders, several UPA constituents including Samajwadi Party have demanded judicial probe with Samajwadi party claiming that it may pull out of the government on the issue.

National Security Asvisor MK Narayanan said yesterday that it was impossible to hold judicial probe into the Batla House shoot out as it would demoralize the anti-terrorism fight.

His comments came on the heal of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh refusing the probe altogether.

Sources in the Congress party say that Manmohan Singh conveyed to Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh and informed Congress president Sonia Gandhi about it — that the UP leader’s demand for a judicial probe would be counter-productive. He reportedly said that it was felt, this would demoralise the police force and lead to accusations by the Opposition that the UPA was soft-pedalling on terror.

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