A case has been booked against Senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary, Digvijaya Singh, today, for accusing the Telangana Police, of luring Muslim youths to join Islamic State groups.
Singh, in his tweets, alleged that “the Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS website, which is radicalising Muslim Youths and encouraging them to become ISIS Modules.”
Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim Youths and encouraging them to become ISIS Modules.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) May 1, 2017
Singh in his defence on Tuesday said, “I made the comments after a great deal of thought. What I feel is that the way in which Muslim youths are being trapped by the Telangana police is not correct. I stand by my comments.”
“It’s clear that in the Madhya Pradesh Shajapur train blast case and the subsequent encounter of Saifullah, Telangana police had information and had tipped off the MP police. Telangana police admitted it. How did they get his photographs?” Singh added.
Singh continued, “I can only say that the Telangana police’s strategy of trapping radical Muslims is wrong. It will lead to radicalisation of Muslims. I am not the only one who is opposing this but Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officials too. There was a meeting on counter terrorism in New Delhi. Everyone there opposed it.” However, the Telangana government had asked Singh to either prove his allegation or tender an apology. It had also warned of action “as per the law” against the senior Congress leader if he failed to apologize. Irrigation Minister of Telangana KTR earlier tweeted :
“Most irresponsible & reprehensible thing coming from a former CM. Request you to withdraw these comments unconditionally or provide evidence.”
Most irresponsible & reprehensible thing coming from a former CM. Request you to withdraw these comments unconditionally or provide evidence https://t.co/cg7p7Ym48X— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 1, 2017