Protesting against Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s statement over Batla House encounter case , Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Monday staged a protest outside Congress office in New Delhi.
Last week, Digvijaya Singh dubbed the 2008 Batla House encounter as ‘fake’ and asked the government in Centre to order a judicial probe.
Singh said “Batla House encounter was fake. I dare the BJP to go for a judicial probe. I still stand by my remarks on the encounter. I don’t know who is Bada Sajid or Chhota Sajid.”
However, a day later, Shivraj Patil, the then Union Minister under UPA government, rejected Digvijay’s claim and asserted that the 2008 Batla shoot-out was genuine and not ‘fake’.
“I have said in past, that encounter wasn’t fake. If someone says something otherwise, then it’s his responsibility to prove it,” Patil said.
Batla House encounter, officially known as Operation Batla House, took place on September 19, 2008, against Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi, in which two suspected terrorists were killed while two other suspects were arrested.