New Delhi, April 20: The Government today said it has not put any pressure on National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing right-wing terror cases including Samjhauta Express and Malegaon blast cases, to give clean chit to any of the accused.
“There is no pressure from the Government on NIA. All required procedures will be followed in sensitive cases,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.
Rijiju’s comments came a day after NIA Chief Sharad Kumar said there was no evidence linking arrested Army officer, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, who was chargesheeted in Malegaon 2008 terror case, with the Samjhauta blast case.
The Government has been facing criticism on social networking sites for allegedly putting pressure on NIA to take a U-turn in all such cases.
The minister criticised Congress for coining the word “saffron terror” and said this terminology was given by that party as it was “working with an agenda”