HC satisfied with ATS` response to murder plot of RSS chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 21:57

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said
it was satisfied with the measures adopted by anti-terrorism
squad police in connection with the alleged conspiracy to
murder RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Samir Kulkarni, one of the accused in the 2008, Malegaon
blast case had sent a letter to the court from the jail
stating that two witnesses had confessed to police about a
plan to kill the RSS chief.

Kulkarni had sought action on these statements. On the
last occasion, ATS had told the court that measures have been
taken to ensure Bhagwat`s safety.

Today, after reading the report filed by additional
commissioner of ATS, the division bench of Justices B H
Marlapalle and Anup Mohta said that no further directions were
required. The petition was later disposed of.

The ATS report said the alleged plot as revealed in the
statements of Shyam Apte and Nitin Joshi (both prosecution
witnesses) was probed, but it led to no further clues.

Concerning filing a separate FIR in this regard, ATS said
that the chargesheet in blast case has already been filed and
entire evidence, including these statements, will be placed
before the special MCOCA court at the time of framing of
charges.

"We are satisfied that ATS has taken notice of the
statements... No further direction is required," the division
bench said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 21:57

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