ISIS link row: Congress leader Ahmed Patel writes to Rajnath Singh, seeks impartial probe

29 October 2017, 11:33 PM
Congress leader Ahmed Patel writes to Rajnath Singh seeking impartial probe. (File Photo)
Congress leader Ahmed Patel writes to Rajnath Singh seeking impartial probe. (File Photo)

Congress leader Ahmed Patel wrote to the Central Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding an impartial probe in regards to Patel’s alleged link with a suspected ISIS terrorist, who was recently arrested.

Patel informed about the letter to the media during a press conference on Sunday.

Patel, a close aide of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s had demanded Centre’s intervention in the matter. In the letter to the Centre Patel has said that national security matters cannot be made “prisoner of politics” ANI reported.

The minister wrote the letter to the Central home minister after Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had alleged that the man who was arrested on the suspicion of being an ISIS terrorist had worked at a hospital which Anand Patel was a patron. Rupani had also seeked an explanation from Congress leader over the connection between Patel and the arrested.

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The Congress leader in his letter had also written that framing terror charges must be done by investigating agencies and not by political leaders. “The guilty must be brought to justice irrespective of faith or alliance,”  wrote Patel in his letter.

First Published: Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 PM
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