What did NIA investigate in Uri, Pathankot and Pulwama attack?, questions Shiv Sena in its Saamna editorial

Shiv Sena on Friday slammed the Centre for handing over the Antilia bomb scare case to National Investigation Agency (NIA) saying the agency, which is meant to investigate cases related to terrorism, has been handed over this case without it having any links to terrorism.

The Sena said in the editorial that the Mumbai police Anti-Terrorist Squad was investigating the death but the NIA “suddenly” took over the investigation.

“The motive behind this will soon come out. There is no link of any terror in this case but the NIA has butted in to investigate this crime? What is going on? The NIA investigates terror incidents across the country. But we want to know that the agency investigating gelatin sticks has found in connection with Uri attack, the Pathankot attack and the Pulwama attack. What truth have they uncovered? How many criminals have they arrested? This is also a matter of suspense,” said the Saamna.

The editorial also came out in support of the former Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh and alleged that there was certain lobby in Delhi who held grudges against him.

“Param Bir Singh was responsible for the Mumbai Police at a very difficult time and in spite of the Sushant and Kangana case he did not let it affect the morale of the Mumbai Police. That is why even though the CBI was sent in, they could not go beyond the Mumbai Police probe in the case.” The Sena said the ratings scam was also detected during his tenure and a powerful lobby in Delhi was “angry” with him for that.

The Shiv Sena jibed that Mansukh Hiran’s suspicious death has caused “more grief” to the BJP than anyone, and reminded its ally-turned-bitter rival that one of its MPs, Ramswarup Sharma, “has died under suspicious circumstances in Delhi”.

The editorial further said that the newly-appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale will have to work with courage and caution.

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