Bhopal, Sep 1: Reacting on the news of arrest of Bajrang Dal leader Balram Singh in a terror-funding case, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said this shows that Bajrang Dal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are agents of Pakistan and are taking money from ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) .
“Bajrang Dal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are taking money from ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence). Attention should be paid to this. Non-Muslims are spying for Pakistan’s ISI more than Muslims. This should be understood,” Digvijay said.
On August 23, the Anti-terror squad of the Madhya Pradesh Police arrested five persons in Satna for suspected links with a terror-funding racket managed by Pakistani operatives and one of those arrested is a Bajrang Dal leader called Balram Singh.
Three of five arrested — Balram Singh, Sunil Singh and Shubham Mishra — were later brought to Bhopal.
They were found to have communicated with their handlers using an app which does not keep any record of the messages it sends, police said.
The arrested persons were in contact with Pakistani handlers with whom they used to share “strategic information”, bank details, and carry out dubious cross-border financial transactions, an official said.
In a statement issued on Friday, the MP Congress’ media coordinator Narendra Saluja said Balram Singh is associated with the Bajrang Dal.
Two years ago, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Dhruv Saxena was arrested in a similar case of espionage and terror-funding in Satna. The accused later got bail. Balram Singh was also a part of this gang.
Referring to the arrests, State Cabinet Minister Govind Singh said: “Several people from the BJP have been involved in terrorist activities for years. They provide secret information and fund terror.”
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh tweeted: “BJP leaders arrested for spying for Pakistan’s ISI should get a strict punishment under the NSA (National Security Act). Shame on you Shivraj, your disciples turned out to be Pakistani agents and you tried to get them out on bail. ho is the traitor?”