Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijay
Singh has said that by defending RSS leader Indresh Kumar,
whose name figures in the 2007 Ajmer blast chargesheet, the
BJP has again proved its close ties with Hindu radical
elements involved in terrorist activities.
"First the BJP defended Pragya Thakur (a key accused in
the Malegaon blast case), Dayanand Pandey, Colonel Purohit,
and now it is defending Indresh Kumar. This shows its close
ties with Hindu radical elements," Singh said in a statement
on e-mail last night from the US.
"It is believed, and I am sure that the agencies would
have the facts that Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Raju
Kalangsara, Sunil Dange and Sunil Joshi, all involved in the
bomb blast had extremely close ties with Kumar," he said.
Kumar`s name figures in the 806-page chargesheet filed
by Rajasthan ATS which states that he was present at a secret
meeting on October 31, 2005 at Gujrati guest house in Jaipur.
Singh said he would like to congratulate the Rajasthan
ATS for having done a great job in solving the Ajmer blast
case and booking the real culprits.
"The earlier BJP regime in Rajasthan did not pursue the
lead in this case under pressure from top leadership of the
RSS and the BJP," the Congress leader said.
Singh said that the ATS Rajasthan must closely work
with NIA and interrogate Indresh Kumar to find out the
whereabouts of Kalangsara and Dange, the masterminds behind
the Malegaon, Modasa, Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Samjhauta Express
and Mecca Masjid blasts in Andhra Pradesh.
"All those who have been wrongly implicated in the cases
should be immediately released," he demanded.
Five persons have been accused in the chargesheet of
conspiring the Ajmer blast in 2007.