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Mayawati questions timing of arrests by UP ATS as politics over issue hots up

After Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati additionally raised questions on Monday on the Uttar Pradesh police’s declare of arresting two Al Qaeda-linked terrorists within the state capital, saying such an motion forward of meeting polls results in doubts within the minds of folks.

“If the UP police’s claims of busting a terrorist conspiracy in Lucknow and the arrest of two people having links with Al Qaeda are right, then it is a very serious matter and appropriate action should be taken, but no politics should be done in its garb, as such an apprehension has been expressed,” she tweeted in Hindi.

The former chief minister raised the issue of the timing of the arrests.

“This sort of motion solely when the UP Assembly elections are approaching creates doubts within the minds of the folks. If there may be any fact behind this motion, then why have been the police oblivious (to such actions) for thus lengthy?

“This is the question being asked by the people. Therefore, the government should not take any action which increases unrest among the people,” she stated in one other tweet.

The Anti-Terrorist Squad of the UP Police on Sunday stated it had arrested two terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda supported ‘Ansar Ghazwatul Hind’ from the outskirts of Lucknow. Explosive materials was additionally recovered from them.

“We cannot rely on Uttar Pradesh police, especially the BJP government,” Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav had remarked on the arrests on Sunday.

Akhilesh Yadav’s assertion got here in for sturdy criticism from the BJP’s state unit president Swatantra Dev Singh who requested whether or not the safety of the nation was necessary for the SP chief or the politics of appeasement.

“For which country are you batting. This question is in everyone’s mind today,” Singh stated on Twitter with a video of Yadav’s remarks.

“Instead of taking pride in this success, the former chief minister has humiliated the Uttar Pradesh Police by raising questions. Akhileshji should tell whether the security of the country is important for him or the politics of appeasement,” he tweeted.

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