schinnas wrote:The semantics of "persuation" matter here. the debate in BRF is not on whether Memon is guilty or whether he deserves the punishment. I doubt there is any second guessing on that aspect. However, if a solemn promise is made by officials representing India, it needs to be honored.
There is more to this. For one, did the GoI formally endorse
any intelligence agencies to make promises to Yakub Memon and induce him to surrender? If such endorsement cannot be proven, then how can GoI be blamed for any actions taken by the police or intelligence agencies? An intelligence officer may have given some promise, but how can that be automatically tagged as assurance from GoI? And for all you know, Yakub Memon may have been influenced by a person, who may not be an Intelligence Agency official, but a double agent or a small time goon who may have been working on the side for the intelligence agencies. If this fellow's death sentence gets commuted on any grounds, rest assured that no terrorist (or criminals from any minority religion in India) is every going to see the hang man's noose.
Singha wrote:either its babbar khalsa being reactivated or a guest crew from cashmere trying to stir the pot.
How far is Gurudaspur from the Kashmir border areas? The terrorists if they entered through Kashmir, would have to also cross Jammu to reach the plains of the Punjab? But I feel this attack may be connected to the Yakub Memon hanging. I was always having a feeling that Dawood and that "Tiger" rascal would try some thing dirty. Perhaps no major attacks, but some thing to show their depseration and the fact that they are still trouble makers. I was also hoping that right after the death warrant was issued, the agencies may have started monitoring the communication channels to pick up any "chatter".
As per NDTV report
, six people including two police men have been killed. The terrorists are holed up in the police station building. That makes it also a bit more riskier as the terrorists can also use the arms inside the station armoury. As per the reports 5 live bombs have also been found near the railway tracks in the area.