Batla encounter row: BJP stages protest, accuses Cong of propagating false sentiments

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday staged a protest in front of the Delhi Congress office in the national capital, against the grand old party’s statement over the Batla House encounter case.

The BJP leaders denounced the Congress raising flags and placards and accused them of propagating false facts in connection with the Batla House case.

“The Congress and specially Sonia Gandhi have always been double faced. When the Batla Encounter took place the Congress leader said that the encounter which took place was fake,” BJP leader Satish Upadhyay told ANI.

“Today the main accused of the Batla house encounter is being seen featuring in an ISIS video, where he says that he has come from Batla house and will destroy India. So this demonstration is against those who have brewed and nurtured terrorism in the nation,” he added.

Another BJP leader said that the Congress, by dubbing the encounter as fake, not only projected the facts wrongly but also insulted martyrs like Mohan Chand Sharma.

“What ever happened during the Batla house encounter was projected wrongly. The Congress Party should feel ashamed for propagating such false sentiments. The Congress insulted our martyr and hailed the terrorist by saying that the encounter was fake,” said a BJP worker.

Last week, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh stoked a controversy after he dubbed the 2008 Batla House encounter as ‘fake’ and asked the government in Centre to order a judicial probe into the 2008 encounter in which two suspected terrorists and a police officer were killed.

“Batla House encounter was fake. I dare the BJP to go for a judicial probe. I still stand by my remarks on the encounter. I don’t know who is Bada Sajid or Chhota Sajid,” Singh had said.

The encounter, which had taken place during the UPA tenure, recently came into light amid a claim by an alleged ISIS operative that he had fled Batla House right before the police raided it. (ANI)