Sonia never cried over Batla, says Digvijaya
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh today rejected law minister Salman Khurshid's claim that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi cried after seeing pictures of Batla House encounter, reports said. Sonia cried after seeing Batla pictures: Khurshiddelhi Updated: Feb 10, 2012 16:22 IST
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday rejected law minister Salman Khurshid's claim that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi cried after seeing pictures of Batla House encounter, reports said.
"Sonia Gandhi did not cry, this is Salman Khurshid's own words," Digvijaya Singh was quoted as saying.
Law minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday had said Congress president Sonia Gandhi had tears in her eyes when he showed her pictures of Batla House encounter.
Khurshid was addressing a rally in Azamgarh on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh on the last day of campaigning of the second phase of UP polls.
The 2008 Batla House encounter against suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists took place in Jamia Nagar, Delhi, in which two suspected terrorist, Atif Amin and Mohamed Sajid were killed while two others Mohd Saif and Zeeshan were arrested, while one accused Ariz Khan managed to escape.
The encounter in which encounter specialist and Delhi Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed, led to widespread protests from human rights bodies and political parties demanding judicial probe into it.
The two dead terrorists Atif Amin and Mohamed Sajid belonged to Azamgarh. Since then Azamgarh has been a hot topic of discussion amongst political parties, specially during elections.