Venkaiah Naidu condemns Digvijaya’s ‘bizarre allegations’

New Delhi [India], May 2 : Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, while condemning Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's allegations on the Telangana Police operating a 'fake' ISIS web portal, on Monday asserted that he must either 'substantiate or apologise'.

"These are bizarre allegations made against the Telangana Police. Being such a senior leader and former chief minister, he should not say things like these. He must either substantiate with evidence or apologise," Naidu told ANI. Lauding the Telangana Police's efforts in being proactive in countering terrorist activities, Naidu stated that such accusations could demoralise the forces.

"The Telangana Police have been on the forefront in countering terrorism. They have even shared reports with their neighbouring states from time to time. Such comments can bring down the morale of the police," he added. In a string of tweets earlier today, the Congress leader accused Telangana Police of setting up a 'bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim Youths and encouraging them to become ISIS Modules'.

Furthermore, Singh asserted that if KCR was involved then he should own up and resign. Recently, the Lucknow district administration ordered a magisterial probe into the death of ISIS terror accused Saifullah, who was killed on the outskirts of Uttar Pradesh capital after long hours of anti-terror operation on March 8.

Source: ANI