ATS seeks permission for narco-test on Ajmer blast suspect

Last Updated: Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 11:42

Ajmer: Rajasthan Police has moved a court here for permission to conduct a narco-analysis test on alleged Hindu right-wing activist Devendra Gupta, arrested in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast which left three dead and over 30 injured.

"We have sought permission from the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ajmer, to conduct narco-test on Gupta and a decision on it will be taken in the next hearing tomorrow," Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) sources said today.

The ATS has arrested three persons in the blast case -- Devendra from Ajmer and Chandrashekhar and Vishnu Patidar from Madhya Pradesh. Gupta and Chandrashekar are on police remand and being interrogated by the ATS in Jaipur while the Patidar, who was apprehended yesterday, has been brought here.

Gupta is suspected to be linked to Hindu outfit Abhinav Bharat, which is allegedly involved in the Malegaon blast.

Police are also probing Gupta`s alleged links with Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the Malegaon blast case.

Chandrasekhar, who is also suspected to have connections with Hindu right-wing groups, is alleged to be a key member of the terror module involved in the Ajmer blast, the sources said.

Patidar was arrested by a five-member team of Rajasthan ATS from village Khardonkala in Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh for his suspected involvement in the Ajmer blast, Additional Superintendent of Police Ramji Shrivastava said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 11:42

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