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Cong's 'political hypocrisy' stands exposed: Naqvi on Batla House arrest

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The "political hypocrisy" stands exposed, Abbas Naqvi said today after a suspected (IM) terrorist, who had escaped the 2008 Batla House encounter, was arrested from the Indo-border.

The stressed that the Batla House episode was related to national security and "not religion". He further charged the with politicising a "sensitive" issue of national security.

"The politicised the sensitive issue of national security. It is unfortunate. The Batla House issue is not a religious issue, but one related to national security. The Congress's political hypocrisy stands exposed today," Naqvi said.

A team of the Police's Special Cell arrested (32) fron Banwasa on Indo-border yesterday evening, said P S Kushwah, of Police (Special Cell).

Khan was present at Batla House, along with four others, and had managed to give police the slip during the encounter on September 19, 2008 in Delhi's Jamia Nagar, in which two terrorists were killed and as many arrested.

Khan was wanted by the Police in connection with serial blasts in September 2008 in the national capital in which about 30 people were killed and over 100 injured.

He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which Police was killed.

Senior Congress had earlier stated that the 2008 Batla House encounter, in which two suspected terrorists were killed, was "fake". The Congress, however, has been referring to court and National Human Rights Commission's verdicts that the encounter was genuine.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 22:05 IST