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No ‘political espionage’ on Rahul: Delhi Police

No ‘political espionage’ on Rahul: Delhi Police
Venting ire against the Delhi Police, the Congress on Saturday, demanded an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, claiming that the BJP is intentionally “humiliating” one of the most important party leaders. Speaking to media persons, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “This is Gujarat’s model, not India’s model. We are not a police state, this is political espionage.”

Threatening to take up the issue in Parliament, he said: “We demand a comprehensive explanation by no less than the Home Minister and the Prime Minister.”

The party has claimed that recently a team of Delhi Police visited Gandhi’s residence at 12 Tuglak Lane and asked for details of the 44-year-old Congress leader’s appearance, like the colour of his eyes and hair. “The government needs to explain that why there is need for such an exercise, given the fact that Rahulji is already a Special Protection Group (SPG) protectee and has Z-plus security, which is the highest in the country. Interfering with the privacy of an individual is a crime. Rahul Gandhi is a famous person, who has nothing to hide,” another senior Congress leader, PC Chacko said. However, the Delhi Police has rubbished all the allegations made by the Congress and claimed that it was a routine visit as part of a “security audit” and no personal questions were asked.

In a statement issued by the Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi said: “Our police officers didn’t go there with a malafide intention. It was a routine activity. It’s a regular practise and also done for all members of Parliament on a regular basis. We have also done the same thing at LK Advani and Veerappa Moily’s houses.”

Meanwhile, BJP reacted strongly over the Congress allegation that BJP is indulging in “political espionage”. Party spokesman Sudhanshu Trivedi said: “Congress has the habit of spotting conspiracies even in routine matters and considers itself above law. They don’t have any issues and therefore they are making an issue out of such matters to gain political relevance.”
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