New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Saturday said there was no ulterior motive of police’s visit to Congress office to inquire about party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
“There was no snooping motive of the police official. He wouldn't have left the pro forma there if had the motive,” he told reporters.
“No snooping motive was there. No direction had come from the Central government. Delhi Police never had any political pressure from Centre,” he added.
Congress alleged political espionage behind Delhi Police making "unwarranted and weird enquiries" about Rahul Gandhi.
"An official from Delhi police HQ was found snooping, making weird enquiries in the vicinity of Cong VP's office," said party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Singhvi targetting the Modi government said "this may be the Gujarat model, not India's model."
"We are condemning the Govt strongly & deprecating this kind of conduct," Singhvi added.
The Congress has demanded an explanation from Prime Minister and Home Minister on the issue.
A Delhi Police team reportedly visited the Congress party office last week and asked about party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The team asked about the colour of his eyes and hair, angering the principal opposition party, which is contemplating to question the police about the nature of the enquiry.
According to report in a national daily, the police personnel who made the enquiry couldn’t give a satisfactory explanation upon being asked why he wanted to know about Rahul Gandhi’s physical features.
The baffled Congress workers took a picture of the policeman.
"If at all there was need to know his features or get his photograph, he is an MP, it can be had from the internet or a website. All his records are also available in Parliament," a senior party member told The Times of India.
The Delhi Police refused comments on the matter.
The BJP had downplayed the whole issue by asking the Congress to not politicise it.
"Everything should not be seen through a political prism, appeal Cong to not politicize this issue," Sambit Patra, BJP said.
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