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Praising Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving alleged Pakistani
terrorist of 26/11 attack on Taj Hotel in Mumbai, for his shooting
precision has proved dear for the Madhya Pradesh Inspector General
(IG), of Police (Special Forces) Rajendra Kumar.
Kumar was removed from his post by the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ruled Madhya Pradesh state government
on Wednesday following his Tuesday comment that allegedly praised
26/11 accused terrorist Ajmal Kasab.
Addressing a police training camp in
Indore on Tuesday, Kumar had reportedly cited the example of Kasab
as a product of good training.
"He just studied till class eight and
had just one year training. With this he could operate weapons and
gadgets and GPS devices. He could do this because he had passion and
he trained very well," he said.
Kumar said Kasab could do this because
he had passion and he trained very well. He could operate technology
well because he trained himself well.
“How could he do it? He had passion,”
the 1975 batch IPS officer had told his audience in Indore while
inaugurating a three-day shooting competition meant for cops. “Why
can’t we develop such passion?” he asked.
“He could do it but we cannot,” said
Kumar as he stressed the point that the difference in the Pakistani
terrorist's training and that of the cops was “jazba” (passion). He
told the cops that they were more educated and were expected to do
better (than Kasab).
When contacted Kumar reacting to the
state government's move moaned his example has been taken out of
“I never praised Kasab in my address.
It was a motivational speech and my main thrust was that if a poorly
educated man like Kasab can do this then why can’t we. My only aim
was to motivate policemen in the area of shooting so that they can
give a befitting reply to the terrorists," Kumar explained.
“I also gave an example of Sachin
Tendulkar, about how he repeatedly watches the recording of his
dismissals to learn from them, but only the Kasab part is being
highlighted,” Kumar lamented.
He said he used the examples of these
men to underline the need for policemen to be very good at their
"My point was that we should take
better training because ultimately we have to face this type of
terrorist situation (26/11) in future. Unless we are very well
trained, we cannot deal with them," he reportedly added.
Meanwhile, the Congress was not
impressed by Kumar’s praise for the terrorist and had asked the BJP
government to punish the IPS officer.