A day after it distanced itself from the remarks of party general
secretary Digvijay Singh on the probe into the Batla House shootout,
the Congress Friday made another turn, saying that any inquiry
should be above board and not lead to questions about its
“Every inquiry should be such that no fingers are pointed at the
conclusion,” All India Congress Committee general secretary Janardan
Dwivedi told reports.
said he was not speaking of the 2008 Batla House shootout probe only
but any such inquiry.
He also said that it was not for
political parties to decide the course of justice. “It is a judicial
process. Such inquiries are decided by that system,” he said.
Asked about Digvijay Singh’s remarks
about the Batla House shootout following his visit to Azamgargh,
Dwivedi said the party leader had clarified his remarks.
Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu
Singhvi Thursday said in response to queries about Digvijay Singh’s
remarks that “it was for him (Singh) to explain the meaning and
scope of his words”.
Singh, who is in-charge of Congress affairs in Uttar Pradesh, had
said there had been complaints about the National Human Rights
Commission’s probe into the Batla House shoot-out and that it had
not taken the version of the aggrieved parties seriously.
Referring to photographs of one of the
alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives killed in the shootout, he said
the bullet injury in the head did not appear normal.
Singh later clarified that he never termed the gunbattle fake.