Zail Singh Quote

In anguish, I asked the prime minister what our intelligence agencies were doing all these months when the arms build-up was going on. And why action had not been taken to apprehend Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the extremist leader. I asked her if any police officer had been taken to task for negligence of duty in allowing terrorists to smuggle arms into the temple [Golden temple, Amritsar] for almost two years. She had obviously no plausible answer. With a distant look in her eyes, she replied feebly that it was the duty of the Punjab government to take care of these aspects.


In: K.R. Sundar Rajan Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure, Outlook India Magazine, 4 December 1996.

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In anguish, I asked the prime minister what our intelligence agencies were doing all these months when the arms build-up was going on. And why action ...

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In anguish, I asked the prime minister what our intelligence agencies were doing all these months when the arms build-up was going on. And why action ...