Senior TRS leader and Telangana Minister for Industries and Commerce KT Rama Rao has hit out at senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his allegation that the state police created a bogus Islamic State (ISIS) website to radicalise Muslim men and encourage them to join the terror network.
"Most irresponsible and reprehensible thing coming from a former Chief Minister. I request you to withdraw these comments unconditionally or provide evidence," KT Rama Rao tweeted from his personal handle, @KTRTRS.
Earlier today, Digvijaya Singh, in a series of tweets, had made the shocking allegation that the Telangana Police has set up a fake ISIS website to lure Muslims.
"Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim youths and encouraging them to become ISIS modules. Is it ethical? Is it moral? Has (Chief Minister) KCR authorised Telangana Police to trap Muslim youths and encourage them to join ISIS? If he has, then shouldn't he own the responsibility and resign?" the senior Congress leader tweeted.
The Congress leader also raised questions on suspected ISIS member Saifullah's encounter. He said it was on the basis of the Telangana Police's information that the Madhya Pradesh police arrested the accused behind the March 7 Shajapur train blast. Saifullaha was killed in an encounter in Kanpur on the same day.
"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," he tweeted.