The 11 men, who were sentenced to life in connection with the gang-rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of seven members of her family, walked out of the Godhra sub-jail on August 15.
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Friday called Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi an “agent and sleeper cell of Tukde-Tukde gang” for questioning the release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case.
Mishra made the controversial remark while reacting to Shabana Azami’s comment questioning the release of 11 persons convicted for the gang-rape of Bilkis Bano during the Gujarat riots in 2002.
While speaking to media, the BJP leader said these people don’t utter even a single word when crimes are committed in a non-BJP state.
“Why these people were silent when a minor girl was killed in Jharkhand, why did not they say a single word on the Udaipur murder? Because they see crime in only in BJP-ruled states. These people are agents and sleeper cell of Tukde-Tukde gang,” he said.