Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan is could be possibly facing an assassination plot after the state police’s Monday encounter with SIMI operatives claimed, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman Maninderjit Singh Bitta.
Bitta, a former chief of the Indian Youth Congress, met Chouhan earlier in the day in connection with the Malikheda incident where police killed eight activists of the banned Islamic students’ organisation hours after they allegedly jumped the Bhopal Central Jail.
He looked more upset with the congress leader Digvijay Singh then any other leader.
Bitta, who lost his leg in a 1992 Amritsar bombing and narrowly escaped a Delhi terror blast 14 months later, came down heavily on senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram and Digvijaya Singh, alleging they were “political terrorists”. He appreciated and congratulated the Chouhan government for the “SIMI encounter”.
Bitta reiterated his demand for an anti-terrorist military court to deal with terrorists in the country. It would reduce the threat of terror and prevent “political interference” in the execution of death sentence to terrorists, he added. A separate court will “also reduce the number of such important pending cases”.
Such measures will spare the government from spending Rs 500 to 1,000 crore annually in the security and detention of terrorists, he said.
Bitta also went to the residence of slain jail head constable Ramashanker Yadav and met his family members.
Bitta assured Yadavs daughter Sonia (24) of all help in getting a government job and vocational training and said he will attend her wedding on December 9.
Yadavs sons Shambhunath (36) and Prabhunath (32) are jawans in the Army posted at Guwahati and Hissar respectively.
Bitta assured the family that he will help them get one of the sons posted in Bhopal.
"The martyrs (the head constable killed) family is in profound grief. They are more sorrowful over the politics being played out over his death," Bitta said.
Bitta claimed that Digvijaya Singh “supports terrorists”, adding that his party’s senior leaders Indira Gandhi, Beant Singh and Rajiv Gandhi were “martyrs who devoted their life for the nation”.
Bitta said he has shot a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, requesting her to “observe Digvijaya’s attitude” and, if needed, expel him from the Congress.
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