TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Janata Party President
I demand that the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh intervene and ask the Delhi Police to withdraw the stupid and vapid FIR registered by the Crime Branch for my DNA article of July 16,2011 on ” How to Wipe Out Islamic Terrorism”. This FIR has made India a laughing stock in the democratic nations of the world, while convincing patriotic Indians that it is motivated by the fear of my relentless investigations into the 2G Spectrum Scam, which investigations is to lead to making persons at the top of Congress Party culpable.
The FIR has been registered 2 1/2 months after my alleged inflammatory article was published in the Mumbai daily, The DNA. Since then 3 Police Stations have declined to register the FIR since no offence could be discerned. Hence the Crime Branch’s act is obviously a command performance that has lowered the reputation of the government.
If the PM has any concern for the reputation of the nation as a democratic country that respects fundamental rights, and if he has learnt anything from the Emergency, then he must wake up and assert his authority not to allow such blatant misuse of police powers and various Supreme Court judgments on the issue of FIRs and arbitrary exercise of such powers.