Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Friday sought a judicial enquiry headed by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court to look into the allegations of the former Army Chief General V K Singh using secret funds for destabilizing the democratically elected government led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference at Rajouri this evening, Mr Rana described the charges as serious in nature and a blot on the democracy. “If true, the unfortunate disclosures have the potential of alienating the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The revelations cannot be just rubbished because the actor having perpetrated the intrigue has been Chief of the Army Staff”, Mr Rana said while describing the act as first of its kind in the history of independent India. He reiterated that judicial enquiry or at least independent probe by Central Bureau of Investigations alone can bring the truth to fore.
The Provincial President recalled the horrific incidents of 2010 wherein scores of young people were killed mercilessly in Kashmir and wondered whether these were part of Gen Singh’s game plan to destabilize the Omar Abdullah government.
“We had forgotten the miseries of 2010 but the revelations have opened up the wounds again”, he said. When asked whether there could be local actors supplementing the army’s hidden agenda, Mr Rana said whosoever and howsoever high they may be, those involved in the wretched game plan should be exposed.
The people of Jammu and Kashmir have a right to know the truth. Therefore, the role of all those involved, even those from the state, should be scanned and findings made public at the earliest”, he added.