With one more officer associated with Crime Branch (CB) probe into Rassana case having been found to be tainted and suspended in the past for his alleged dubious role, the justification for the peoples demand for CBI probe gets further strengthened, said Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and former Minister. He said that with credentials of the two officers constituting the probe team being doubtful, the findings of such a committee surely become questionable.
Why should the government opt for officers of doubtful integrity and disputable antecedents for probing a sensitive issue which had international connotations, questioned Harsh. And what will be the sanctity of the findings of a committee comprising tainted officers? questioned Singh seeking the handing over of the said probe to CBI in consonance with the public sentiment in the region. He was addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.
Lambasting the BJP for blowing hot and cold over the issue, Singh lamented the varying stands taken by its leadership at different places and on different occasions depending upon their political expediencies. Accusing the BJP of brazenly defying the sensitivities of the Jammu people, Singh said that such outrageous conduct on the part of saffron leaders would leave a permanent scar on the hearts and minds of the people.
The way the BJP responded to the demand for CBI had shocked the collective sentiment of Jammu, said Harsh. “Those who sought unearthing of truth through a fair, impartial probe of CBI were dubbed as communal, bigots, fascists. Besides several unwholesome allegations levelled against the Jammuites have deeply hurt their ego and grievously wounded the self esteem of the people. And all this notwithstanding the unequivocal stand of the people of Jammu for capital punishment to those actually involved in the heinous offence”, said Harsh.
Singh said that Panthers Party would continue its campaign for CBI probe in its pursuit for justice to the Rassana victim of rape and other murder and for bringing to fore the perpetrators of heinous offence and conspirators. The matter would be agitated at the national level in New Delhi as well, said Harsh. Paramjit Singh Marshall State President Panthers Trade Union was also present in the press conference.