Congress leader Ahmed Patel writes to Rajnath Singh; seeks fair probe into arrest of ISIS terrorist
Addressing the issue of a suspected ISIS terrorist working in a hospital where he was a trustee, Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take stock of the matter and probe the issue in an ‘impartial and objective manner’.
“The guilty, irrespective of faith or affiliation must be brought to justice and the government has my support in this,” Patel said in his letter, which was accessed by ANI.
Patel also added that framing terror charges must be done by agencies and not political leaders. “National security matters cannot be a prisoner of politics, neither to be reduced to maligning political opponents for electoral gains,” Patel added.
Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday launched a scathing attack on Ahmed Patel and asked him to explain how a suspected ISIS terrorist was employed at a hospital Patel was one of the trustees.
One of the two ISIS terrorists, Kasim Stimberwala, who was arrested by the Gujarat ATS on Thursday, was employed at a Bharuch hospital where Ahmed Patel was a trustee.
Kasim worked as an echo technician in Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute in Bharuch.
He, however, tendered his resignation to the hospital management on October 4 this …read more