CBI chargesheets Malegaon accused Rakesh Dhawde
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Last Updated: Monday, September 28, 2009, 19:12
New Delhi: Nearly 10 months after the reopening of 2006 Nanded blast, CBI has chargesheeted Rakesh Dhawde, an accused in the Malegaon blasts, for allegedly arranging arms training for carrying out blasts in Muslim-dominated areas.

Dhawde, a Pune-based antique arms dealer, was accused by the CBI of allegedly organising camps where training was being imparted to cadres who later formed Abhinav Bharat, a right wing terror group, official sources said.

The CBI has reopened investigations into the 2006 Nanded blast, which is being seen as a key indicator to a Hindutva group's involvement in terror activities.

The decision to reopen the case was taken after leads had emerged during the investigations into the Malegaon case in which 11 people, including Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, have been arrested.

The CBI had charge-sheeted ten people in the Nanded case. Dhawde is also accused of aiding and abetting bomb blasts in the Purna mosque in Purna (Parbhani), Qadriya mosque in Jalna, Mohammediya mosque in Parbhani besides Nanded and Malegaon. Chargesheets against him have been filed in all the cases now.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 28, 2009, 19:12

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