Lucknow: A day after a disgruntled RSS
worker claimed to have planted a bomb in Samhjauta Express,
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh sought a
"close vigil" on the organization on Wednesday.
Singh, however, said that banning the RSS was not
"How can it be banned when it has some 150 associations
of it...it is not possible...but it is necessary that a close
vigil be maintained on it", he told reporters.
Questioned on the timing of the arrests in the Samjhauta
blast case by the NIA, Singh said that the first RSS
functionary was arrested in 2002 since then they are being
tracked and the probe has been going on.
"Had the person arrested been a Muslim, the Sangh`s
attitude would have been different...the arrested person is a
close associate of RSS leaders and has confessed to planting
bomb in Samjhauta...there is no question of the timing of the
arrest with UP elections", he said.
Kamal Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the
NIA, claimed yesterday that he had planted bombs on board
Samjhauta Express in 2007 that left 68 people, mostly
"Yes, I have done it on my will," Chauhan told
media persons as he was being taken out after in-camera
proceedings in Panchkula court which granted NIA his custody
till February 24 for questioning him on his alleged role in
the blast in the Delhi-Lahore train.
His remarks came as NIA alleged that Indore-based Chauhan
had planted bombs on board Samjhauta Express and had undergone
training in arms and explosives in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.