July 5, 2015
Singh Surjewala, In-charge, Communications AICC, has issued the following
statement to the press today:-
accountability, impartial and fair investigation- as indeed the entire criminal
justice system seems to have gone for a toss ever since BJP has formed the
Government at the centre led by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. If at all,
brazenness in accountability, blatant misuse of authority and bulldozing over
people has become its hall mark.
One is astounded at the brazenness with which the
National Investigative Agency (NIA)- the premier investigative arm of the
Government- has been turned into a partisan, subservient and toothless body,
parroting the line set by its political masters.
We first witnessed that public prosecutors with
high integrity were asked to "go soft" on accused in the 2008
Malegaon Blast case, by the "new Government in Power" and now we see
that in a strange manner, witnesses are turning hostile in the Ajmer Dargah and
Samjhauta blast Cases.
However, there is nothing mysterious in the
witnesses turning hostile. It is happening solely at the instance, insistence
and inducement of the powers that be at the Centre and the States. These
instances and inducements are shocking to say the least, since the political
masters at the helm of affairs choose to blatantly make witnesses turning
hostile into Ministers in their Governments. Randhir Singh, a witness who
turned hostile after three earlier statements on the contrary was made a
Minister in the BJP's Jharkhand Government.
It is in public domain now that 14 of the 15
witnesses in the Ajmer Case and 3 key witnesses in the Samjhauta Express case
have turned hostile, making the years long investigation almost infructuous and
therefore ineligible for any further trial for delivery of justice.
It is noteworthy here that almost all those who
have turned hostile have deep links with the RSS, an essential cog wheel of the
ruling dispensation today. Can any stretch of creative imagination describe
these somersaults by witnesses as merely coincidental?
It is a prima facie case of subversion of
investigation and therefore the judicial process.
Congress Party demands
1. The Director-General of National
Investigation Agency (NIA), who is squarely responsible for these politically
motivated omissions and commissions, should be immediately removed.
2. NIA should try the Malegaon Blast case,
Ajmer Dargah blast Case and the Samjhauta Express blast under direct
supervision of the Supreme Court of
3. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and Home
Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh should come out clear on their role in
compromising the integrity of on-going trials in these cases’.
Randhir Singh, the Minister in Jharkhand is sacked immediately and his role be
investigated afresh and independently.
Rohini Salian, Advocate, be immediately reinstated as the Special Public
Prosecutor in the Malegaon