New Delhi, Feb 2 : BJP on Saturday demanded that there should be adequate probe to get into the details of the row sparked off by a media exposure that more than 16 Kar Sevaks and Ram devotees were killed in police shoot out at Ayodhya during the stint of Mulayam Singh Yadav as the Chief Minister.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma told a TV channel that a police probe to get into the truth of the matter has become essential after the media expose.
BJP lawmaker Anurag Thakur also said that there should be probe to find the details about the gory episode.
BJP spokesman Samit Patra at the media briefing in the party headquarters here lashed out at Mulayam Singh Yadav for the incident and demanded immediate reactions from the incumbent Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
"Will Akhilesh Yadav tender an apology for what Mulayam Singh Yadav did and also said in 2017 election campaign that he killed 16 an if necessary to maintain calm and peace he would have killed 40 such Kar sevaks," Mr Patra said.
"Our people lost their lives. They were being taken out of their houses and killed," he said and expressed anguish that while it has been tradition even to give terrorists their personal religious rites, in the case of Kar Sevaks and their relatives they were denied so.
The TV channel has claimed that 'countless karsevaks' were killed in the 1990 Ayodhya police firing during the then Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party's state government in Uttar Pradesh.
The report also claimed that when the families of the deceased karsevaks approached the cops, they were waylaid by the police by saying that the bodies did not belong to the karsevaks as they were 'buried'.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also came out heavily against Samajwadi Party and said it was only after this gory episode of 1990 that Mulayam Singh Yadav was given the name of 'Maulana Mulayam Singh'.
The private news channel quoted senior Uttar Pradesh police officer VB Singh, who was the then SHO at the Ram Janmabhoomi police station, as stating that the police had faked the report on the incident.
"Families kept coming, we told hem the bodies did not belonged to karsevaks as they are buried)," he has been quoted as saying.(UNI)