VHP demands withdrawal of NCTC

Bhubaneswar: Opposing formation of the NCTC by the Centre, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) demanded its immediate withdrawal saying it was an eyewash by the Congress-led UPA government which was not sincere about fighting terrorism.

"The National Counter Terrorism Centre must be withdrawn forthwith as it is will enable the Centre to grab powers enjoyed by state governments. It is against federal structure," VHP`s Executive President Pravin Togadia told reporters here.

Togadia said if the UPA government was sincere about fighting terror it should have allowed the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) to continue.