Rajnath says no threat from IS, asserts Dawood will be nabbed soon

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 24, 2016 16:16 IST
In this file photo, Union home minister Rajnath Singh can be seen addressing BSF personnel at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Home minister Rajnath Singh has said there is no threat to India from Islamic State (IS) as people of the Muslim community are against the IS.

“Along with the alertness of the security, the Muslims in India are against the IS. They cannot grow in India as Muslims won’t allow them,” Singh said in an interview to ETV.

Speaking about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Singh said: “He would be nabbed and brought back to India.”

“Dawood is an international terrorist and there is need to take the help of international agencies to nab him. All the relevant documents against Dawood have been given to Pakistan,” the home minister said.

Singh claimed that in last two years the internal security of the nation has been strengthened and Terrorism, Naxalism and Maoism was controlled to a large extent. He said both official and non-official reports justify this.

On Pathankot attack, the minister said the security agencies have given right reply to the January 2 attack.

Singh also said Congress was gradually “losing people’s faith”.

“In coming days Congress will lose its political clout,” the minister said.

When asked about the “surgery” needed in Congress, Singh said: “It is their internal matter”, adding that there was a need for Congress to introspect.

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