Alleging the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has become ‘NaMo Investigation Agency’, the Congress today said the fresh chargesheet filed by NIA in the 2008 Malegaon blast case has put a question mark on India’s commitment to fight terror and demanded that the probe should be monitored by the Supreme Court.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should uphold his Constitutional oath by letting the Supreme Court monitor the case,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said.
Sharma demanded that PM Modi himself should intervene in the matter. He accused the government is “consistently” trying to save those who follow their ideology or belong to their associated outfits and are faced with charges.
He said that the chargesheet appears to be aimed at “decimating and demolishing” the “meticulous” probe conducted by Mumbai Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) led by Hemant Karkare, an officer killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The Congress leader claimed the agency dropped anti-organised crime charges to see that all the statements recorded by the ATS become inadmissible as evidence.
Sharma demanded Supreme Court-monitored probe for the “sudden reversal” of the stance that has led to exoneration of six accused including Sadhvi Pragya.
“The developments have raised question mark on the integrity of India and its commitment to fight the forces of terror, having taken this position that India is a victim of organised terrorism, the targeted victim over decades, India is determined to fight terrorism, we condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestation,” the former minister said.
Sharma questioned the government whether they are negating Karkare’s sacrifice, with the fresh NIA stance.