In a jolt to Congress, former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer Amar Bhushan has revealed the true nature of working of Congress party. He revealed how Congress party since long had been interfering in the working of organizations just for fulfilling its political motives
In an interview with the OneIndia, he revealed how previous Government’s negligence led to increase in terror in down south. He busted the false narrative of agencies not being able to tackle terror. He says that it is unfair to accuse the agencies of reacting late in South India. “Let us put this thing in perspective and the fact is that the agencies never got a free hand to act against radicalisation and terrorism down South” he said
He added, “When there are governments which latch on to support from Muslim dominated parties, there is very little support one can expect. It was extremely difficult to act in South India. He also cited the example of Bhatkal, In the case of Bhatkal the case was infested with extremists. Agency units were set up very late and the role of the state police, the less said the better.
He added that there should be good coordination between the Central Government and State Government otherwise nothing is possible. And for taking powerful actions powerful Government is needed “When there is a government which does not want to go all out, then what can one expect” he said
He praised PM Modi Government and its way of tackling the issues. “Look at the free hand given to the National Investigation today. The agency is going all out against the radical activities in South India and I must say they are doing a commendable job. Moreover they are not restricting themselves only to South. They are in Bengal and a whole lot of other states,”
“As a police personnel, I can tell you that if you are not given a free hand, you really cannot operate. If you decide to go ahead, you will never know when you will get tripped,” he further adds.
He also expressed that RAW officers always wanted to take Pakistan hands-on but was not given the permission by the Ministry Of Home Affairs. “I can tell you this that we wanted to operate aggressively in Pakistan, but were never allowed to do it. Moreover for permission for surveillance, we always had to go to the Home Ministry and seek approval after giving a lot of explanation. You cannot keep running to the MHA all the time.”
“The NIA is today successful because of surveillance measures that they have taken. The thing is, if you have created an agency, and then let it run freely. Surveillance is the heart of an operation and absolutely needed to monitor extremist elements.”