Home Minister Amit Shah(ANI)
NEW DELHI: The Samjhauta Express blast case was deliberately manipulated to create a scenario that was linked to the bombing to a specific religion and there was no evidence against the accused finally let off by the court, Union Home MinisterAmit Shahsaid Wednesday.
Hitting back at the opposition for raising concerns over the government’s move to strengthen the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Shah said the government of the government is responsible that justice is not served as the case of genuine culprits released with a specific direction. and others held a crime
“Seven people were arrested for the Samjhauta blast. A case was created to connect the blasts to a specific religion, culprits were released and new people were arrested. How did they receive punishment? There was no evidence against them. Who is responsible for the victims of the Samjhauta blast? Because it is not us, “Shah said during a three-hour debate on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in theState Sabha.
The minister’s remarks were a response to some of the community and Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s criticism that the NIA had “failed” to investigate the “Samjhauta blasts”.
The bill – which was passed in Lok Sabha on July 15 – was finally passed by the Upper House, a significant success for the government as it again indicated that the state has become less of a hurdle than the case in the previous Modi government legislations were often stalled
Shah’s remarks were a sharp attack on Congress, which he has repeatedly accused of jihaditerrorismandHindugroups among false cases of maliciousterrorismcases for political benefit. The dismissal of cases against severalHindutvafigures, and the selection of Sadhvi Pragya as nominee for Bhopal, had been “anti-Hindu” as Congress as project to BJP’s election time bid.
Singhvi said that despite being a prime agency, its rate of prosecution remained dismal and even the judge said in the case of the judge, the prosecutor’s evidence in the gaping hole was there. He also cited the Malegoan blast case to his home.
Opposition members raised doubts that the amendments would enable the center to intervene in states’ right to policing.
“Under section 6, state power is bypassed. The Issue of concern If human trafficking and cyber crimes go in central list, then there is a big chance of conflict Then, cyber crime could become cyber terrorism and states’ right could be used, “TMC leader Derek O’Brien said.
Congress member Vivek Tankha said, “NIA is a policing agency … it is facing challenges and one day there may be a situation where NIA enactment will fall down (by court).”