Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has sparked a fresh controversy with his tweet accusing the Telangana state police of running a fake ISIS website to trap Muslim youth.
The former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, alleged, "Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim Youths and encouraging them to become ISIS modules".
It was on their information that MP Police arrested accused who were responsible for the bomb blast in train in Shajapur District of MP. It also resulted in Saifullaha encounter in Kanpur the same day.
"The issue is whether Telangana Police should be trapping Muslim youths in becoming ISIS modules by posting inflammatory information? Is It Ethical? Is it moral? Has KCR authorised Telangana Police to trap Muslim Youths and encourage them to join ISIS? I agree but what about the Telangana Police which is posting inflammatory postings to radicalise Muslim youth through their fake ISIS site?," he said.
The series of tweets made by the veteran Congress man immediately sparked controversy with a sharp objection from Telangana Information Technology and Municipal Administration minister K T Rama Rao (KTR).
He too took to Twitter to counter the allegation and said, "Most irresponsible & reprehensible thing coming from a former CM. Request you to withdraw these comments unconditionally or provide evidence."
The Telangana police too denied the allegation and its chief DGP Anurag Sharma tweeted, "Unfounded allegations form a senior responsible leader will lower the morale and image of police engaged in fighting anti-national forces".
Even though the senior congress leader's tweet attracted large-scale criticism and his account was flooded with angry Twitteratti ridiculing him over his allegation, Singh remained firm and asked the Telangana Chief Minister to take action against police or "own responsibility and resign".