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Aseemanand conspired blasts in Muslim religious places: NIA

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 00:30

Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency
has alleged right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand had hatched
conspiracies for carrying out blasts in Muslim religious
According to the supplementary charge sheet filed before
a special NIA court here yesterday, Aseemanand "was aggrieved
by Jihadi terrorist attacks on Hindu temples and also by the
belief that Indian Muslims are supporting Jihadi terrorists.

"With an intention to commit murder of Muslim citizens
and to cause communal disharmony, he presided over a criminal
conspiracy hatched at the house of one Bharat Mohanlal alias
Bharat Bhai and elsewhere during the period from 2003-2007."

Aseemanand abetted, incited, and advised other accused to
trigger explosions at Muslim religious places like Mecca
Masjid and gave funds of over Rs 65,000 to pursue the attacks,
the charge sheet stated.
A charge sheet was yesterday filed against Aseemanand by
the NIA for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the May
18, 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts that left nine people dead.

59-year-old Nabakumar Sarkar aka Swami Aseemanand, who is
also an accused in the Samhjauta Express bomb blast case, was
arrested from Haridwar on November 19, 2010 where he was found
hiding with fictitious name Swami Omkaranand.


First Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 00:30
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