Linking the shootout in a gurdwara in Austria in 2009 to the recent attack in a Sikh temple in United States, BSP today asked the Centre to probe both the strikes in order to prevent such incidents in the future.
Punjab BSP President and Member of Parliament Avtar Singh Karimpuri said the Centre had conveniently ignored his suggestion made in Rajya Sabha for sending a National Investigating Agency (NIA) team to Austria for probing the Vienna shootout in which Sant Rama Nand of Dera Sach Khand Ballan was killed.
“Who had funded the attack, provided weapons to the assailants and hatched the conspiracy should have been probed,” he said.
“Had the Vienna conspiracy been unravelled, the Oak Creek (Wisconsin) incident could have been averted,” Karimpuri claimed.
“It is still high time for the central government to rectify its error by sending an NIA team to probe the two gurdwara shootouts so that such despicable incidents do not recur,” he said.