Religion not basis for recall
of men on Advani security: Police
Oct 16 (IANS) Kerala police Thursday said there was "no
truth" in the charge that two of their men were taken
off the security convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader
L.K. Advani on Tuesday because they were Muslims. Police said
the men were not "sufficiently qualified" to drive.
is no truth in the charge that the police drivers were removed
from the convoy on the basis of their religion," North
Kerala Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) K.S. Jangpangi
told reporters here.
said several Muslim police personnel were deployed for security
duty during Advani's visit to address a public meeting.
a controversy has been created (on taking the two Muslim drivers
off duty), naturally somebody wants to play some game. It
is very clear," he said.
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) had Wednesday demanded an
inquiry into the recall of the two drivers.