JAMMU, Apr 9: Accusing the BJP of double standards yet again over the issue of Rasana rape and murder case, NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh lambasted the Saffron brigade for colluding with PDP in persisting with Crime Branch probe on one hand and pressing upon its second line leaders to protest against the move on the other.
Addressing press conference here today, Singh rebuked the BJP Ministers for their criminal acquiescence in PDPs decision of probe in Asifa Bano case through State agencies in the Cabinet and using its C and D grade leaders to issue statements in favour of CBI probe. He said that people were wise enough to see through the game plan of double faced BJP which was playing to galleries merely for keeping its alliance intact with its Kashmir centric partner and to mislead Jammu people on the other hand.
Accusing the BJP-PDP Government of its failure in conducting fair and transparent investigation in the Rasana child homicide case, Harsh Dev said that the unholy alliance which had failed to deliver good governance was purportedly fomenting trouble and flaring up tensions with a motive to polarize the electorate for serving its political interests. Demanding immediate CBI probe into the brutal crime and exemplary punishment to culprits irrespective of any caste, creed or religion, he said that the mass detentions of the youth besides harassment of innocent people under the pretext of investigation by the Crime Branch of J&K Police had created an atmosphere of fear psychosis in the entire Hiranagar and village Rasana in particular.
Holding the PDP-BJP responsible for the mess and prevailing breakdown of law and order in the State and Jammu province in particular, he smelled a deep rooted conspiracy of both Saffron party and PDP in provoking the people and fanning communal passions under a well devised strategy of ‘divide and rule’. He said that BJP had bowed down before its ally and failed to provide justice to the people here.
“Asifa Bano homicide case should be handed over to CBI for transparent and unbiased probe. It’s the collective demand of the people which the State Government should fulfill in the light of democracy. Any kind of inordinate delay in justice would be perceived as justice denied. The perpetrators of the heinous crime should be apprehended and brought to justice”, Harsh said.
BJP making incongruous statements in Rasana case to hoodwink people: NPP