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Congress slams RK Singh for remarks on Shinde

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jan 15, 2014 09:42 IST

Former home secretary and now BJP leader RK Singh came under sharp attack from Congress on Tuesday with party general secretary Digvijaya Singh condemning his charges against Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Singh had recently accused Shinde of asking former Delhi police chief Neeraj Kumar not to interrogate a Mumbai businessman allegedly close to gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

Singh tweeted on Tuesday that charges against Shinde are ‘false.’

In his interview to news channels on Monday, RK Singh also alleged that Shinde’s office used to send shifts to Kumar recommending transfers and postings of Delhi police officers.

Digvijays tweeted that he was shocked at the opportunistic behaviour of the former home secretary and alleged that he tried to get post-retirement positions from the UPA.

 Minister of information and broadcasting Manish Tewari also joined Digvijaya in slamming RK Singh: “I think it is extremely unfortunate. You have this very pernicious tendency of bureaucrats after retirement trying to make allegations in order to occupy media space.”

 Generating more political heat, BJP also jumped in the fray and attacked Shinde on the issue.

 

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