Malegaon case: Congress wants SC-monitored probe

NEW DELHI: Stepping up attack, Congress on Sunday alleged “direct interference” of PMO in the “sudden reversal” of NIA’s stand in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and pressed for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it while apprehending that Samjhauta Express blast case may also meet the same fate. The opposition party asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to uphold his Constitutional oath and discharge duties in line with that oath irrespective of his “ideology”.
The NIA (National Investigation Agency) has become ‘Namo Investigation Agency’, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said at a press conference here while contending that the chargesheet appears to be aimed at “decimating and demolishing” the “meticulous” probe conducted by Maharashtra ATS led by late Hemant Karkare. He demanded Supreme Court-monitored probe in the “sudden reversal” of the stance that has led to exoneration of six accused including Sadhvi Pragya and “dilution” of the case against the remaining accused on account of withdrawal of MCOCA and other offences.