Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up BJP leader L K Advani and raised the issue of his allegations about torture of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the Malegaon blast case, in connection with the ongoing ATS probe.
During the telephonic conversation yesterday, the prime minister is understood to have told the Leader of the Opposition that the BJP charges are being looked into by appropriate authorities and that he will get back after ascertaining the facts. The BJP had also raised questions on the neutrality of Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad(ATS).
Advani is also understood to have raised the issue of affidavit filed in a Nashik court by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in which she alleging she is being tortured by ATS personnel which he described as "barbaric treatment"
The prime minister is also understood to have voiced concern over how religious labels are being given for terror.
Breaking his silence in the Malegaon probe while coming out in support of the Sadhvi,Advani alleged on Tuesday "It has become clear that the ATS is acting in a politically-motivated and unprofessional manner..."
BJP president Rajnath Singh and several party leaders have also targetted the ATS and have accused there is a political conspiracy.