Kohlapur: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday demanded investigation against National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in connection with the dastardly Pulwama terror attack on February 14. Calling the martyred Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans ‘political victims’, he said that the ‘truth’ will come out if Doval was quizzed. Also Read - Country Witnesses 500% Spike in Cybercrimes Due to Limited Awareness: NSA Ajit Doval
“If NSA Ajit Doval is investigated, then all the truth about the Pulwama terror attack will come out,” Thackeray said in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Also Read - India's NSA Ajit Doval Walks Out of SCO Meet as Pakistan Presents 'Fictitious Map' Showing Jammu and Kashmir as Its Own
Further, echoing an allegation made by the Congress, he said, “At the time of the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy shooting for a film at Corbett National Park. Even after the news of the terror attack was flashed his shooting continued.” (Pulwama Suicide Bomber Was a 22-year-old School Dropout – All You Need to Know About Him) Also Read - NSA Ajit Doval Holds Talks With French Defence Minister Florence Parly to Boost Security Cooperation
Asserting that the jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack were ‘political victims’, the MNS chief said, “Every government manufactured such things but it is taking place more frequently under Modi’s rule.”
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemned Raj Thackeray for his statement. Speaking to reporters, party spokesperson (Maharashtra) Madhav Bhandari said, “Raj Thackeray has been doing mimicry all through his career. Now he is aping Rahul Gandhi by levelling allegations against Doval.”
In one of the worst terror attacks in India, 40 CRPF jawans were killed on February 14 as a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist rammed an explosive-laden truck into a bus in the convoy of security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, nearly 30 km short of its destination – the Bakshi Stadium transit camp in Srinagar.
The CRPF convoy, consisting of 78 vehicles carrying 2,500 jawans, was attacked around 3.15 PM in Lethpora on Jammu to Srinagar highway.