Launching a scathing attack on Maharashtra Police chief P S Pasricha for "creating confusion" among the public by alleging that politicians had a hand in the train blasts here, the BJP today moved a breach of privilege motion against him in the state assembly.
Charging that police officials were making baseless allegations against politicians to hide their dereliction of duty, Gopinath Munde, the BJP group leader in the assembly, demanded the dismissal of Pasricha and Mumbai Police Commissioner A N Roy.
"As per norms, when the House is in session, ministers and officers are not supposed to make statements on important issues outside the House," Munde said, adding Pasricha had breached these norms.
"People have started looking at us in a suspicious manner after these comments," he said.
"The deputy chief minister was making a solemn statement on the blasts in the House and outside the House, while Pasricha was telling the media about the likelihood of some politicians' (being) behind the blasts and also about police keeping an eye on their movements," Munde, a former home minister, said.