Rajasthan ATS trying to frame me in Ajmer case: Bairagi
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 06, 2010, 22:57
Shajapur: An alleged accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, Dharmendra Bairagi who was arrested by the Mumbai ATS two years ago and later released within a month today said the Rajasthan ATS was trying to frame him in the Ajmer blast case.

Bairagi, who belongs to Dewas district told reporters along with the lawyers of Chandrashekhar Barod, who is at present in the custody of Rajasthan ATS in connection with the Ajmer blast case that Rajasthan ATS was trying to frame him in the case by describing him as absconding in the media.

"Everybody knows that I am not absconding and very much present in the village," Bairagi said.

He said Mumbai ATS arrested him on October 14, 2008 from Dewas in connection with the Malegaon blast case.

Bairagi alleged that sleuths of Mumbai ATS assaulted him in an inhuman manner and forced him to give false statement in connection with Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and later released him after a month as they failed to establish anything against him in the case.

He said he had also filed a case in the Indore High Court on the issue.

Bairagi said he does not have any connection with any terrorism-related incident in the country and warned that if Rajasthan ATS tried to implicate him in the matter then he will commit suicide.

As far as Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is concerned, Bairagi said he came to know her through late Laxman Singh Gaud, who was a Minister in the BJP government. After that only he invited her to his village for giving religious discourse, he said adding since then he does not have any contact with her.

Meanwhile, Barod's lawyer, Deepak Rawal also described his client as a simple farmer and alleged that he was unnecessarily being framed in the case by the Rajasthan ATS which arrested him from his Chipri village in Shajapur district.

Next day, the ATS took another person identified as Vishnu Patidar into its custody to falsely implicate him in the case but left him back in the village two days back when they did not found any proof against him, Rawal said.


First Published: Thursday, May 06, 2010, 22:57

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