New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has lashed out at former Home Secretary and BJP leader RK Singh saying he is acting out of political motivation. "RK Singh is now a political man. His allegations are political in nature. I will not react to it. He is now with the BJP. I don't see him as a former secretary, but as a BJP man," Shinde said.
RK Singh had accused Shinde of "lying" and shielding a businessman close to India's most wanted Dawood Ibrahim. "Shinde prevented Delhi Police from interrogating a businessman in the IPL match fixing case. Agencies suspect this businessman has links with underworld don Dawood. There is even no assurance from FBI on Dawood, I was present at that conference with Shinde, he is lying," said Singh.
He had also alleged that Shinde regularly interfered in Delhi Police's work. "The staff at Shinde's residence would regularly send chits with names of people who should be posted as SHOs and I heard this was done in lieu of money," Singh had claimed.
Singh's statement comes after Shinde had said that the Indian government along with the US intelligence agency FBI was working towards bringing India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim to India.
"Efforts are on to track Dawood. We are in talks with the FBI," Shinde had said earlier in Solapur. Earlier in September 2012 also, Shinde had said that Dawood will be also brought back to India to face justice. "We will bring one by one. All will come. Just wait," he had asserted.
After joining the BJP, Singh had attacked the Congress-led UPA government saying that it was "clueless" about governance and its ministers steep in corruption. The bureaucrat-turned politician, had pointed to 2G, Commonwealth games scam and coalgate in support of his allegations.