Prosecutor claims ‘was told to go soft on Hindu extremists’


The public prosecutor in right-wing Hindu terror cases, including the Samjhauta Express blasts, has accused the Modi government of asking her to go soft on the accused, the Indian Express reported on Thursday.

“Since this new government came, I have been told to go soft on accused (Hindu extremists),” Maharashtra state’s Special Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian said in an interview.

Ms Salian said she wanted the federal investigating body for terrorist cases (NIA) to officially denotify her from the case to which she was appointed in 2008, “so that I am free to take up other cases, against the NIA, if need be”.