Last Update: 14 July 2022, 22:43 IST
Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manavjit Singh Dhillon on Thursday courted controversy when he compared the martial arts training of extremist outfit Popular Front of India with routine in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh shakhas. The SSP’s remarks came a day after the arrest of two PFI members from Patna’s Phulwari Sharif area for their alleged involvement in terror activities.
The organization (PFI) works to mobilize and radicalize the youth. The modus operandi is similar to that of the shakhas (shakhas) of the RSS. They train and spread propaganda to the youth under the guise of physical education. He told reporters, “We have received documents which say that in PFI camps members are given martial arts and other training for wielding sticks and swords.”
The SSP’s remarks sparked controversy, with several MPs demanding an apology from him for comparing the activities of the PFI with the RSS. Patna SSP withdraw such statements immediately and apologize for it. When our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and many others are associated with RSS, how can one compare it with an organization which is involved in anti-India activities, senior BJP leaders and leaders of Bihar former deputy. CM Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted.
BJP MLA Haribhushan Thakur Bachaul also criticized the senior police officer for his remarks. This shows that SSP has lost its composure, how can you compare a nationalist organization like RSS with PFI? They said.