Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has lashed out at Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh for dubbing the 2008 Batla House encounter as ‘fake.’
Swamy said it should be found out he was doing it on behalf of whom.
Singh has earlier asked the Modi government to order a judicial probe into the 2008 encounter at Batla House in Delhi 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.
Responding to Singh’s comments, former union home minister Shivraj Patil said:
The encounter, which happened during UPA’s regime, recently got into news amid a claim by an alleged ISIS operative that he had fled Batla House right before the police raided it.
Batla House encounter, officially known as Operation Batla House, took place on September 19, 2008, against Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi, in which two suspected terrorists were killed while two other suspects were arrested.
Encounter specialist and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who led the police action, was also martyred during the incident.
Jihadist groups, often suspected of having links with global terror groups, have in the past threatened to mount attacks in the country to avenge the Batla House encounter by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.