Exclusive: The face behind right-wing terror

Alok Kumar led the teams that carried out blasts at Ajmer, Mecca Masjid and Samjhauta Exp.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 10:28 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The mastermind, the real face of right-wing terror has now been unmasked. As per exclusive inputs available with Zee News, a person named Alok Kumar is believed to have led the teams that carried out the blasts at Ajmer Sharif, Mecca Masjid, and Samjhauta Express.

An investigation by Zee News found that Alok Kumar led the group of alleged right-wing extremists, including Sadhvi Pragya, Swami Aseemanand and Sunil Joshi (now dead) which carried out blasts across the country.

He is believed to have first met Aseemanand in 2005 in Dang district of Gujarat, where they hatched the plot.

Kumar went on to become the ‘northern commander’ of the group in no time. He was in-charge of covert operations in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Alok Kumar is also believed to have recruited and personally trained sympathisers in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. In fact, Mecca Masjid blast accused Colonel Purohit is suspected to have attended a training camp at Madhya Pradesh’s Panchmari.

The group is believed to have received foreign funding from one of Alok’s aide in Nepal, while the local funding was arranged by Assemanand’s network.