RSS ready to cooperate in blasts probe

The RSS has termed as "baseless" suggestions that its members were involved in the blast cases.

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 16:33 PM IST

New Delhi: RSS Tuesday said its functionaries
will "cooperate" with agencies probing alleged links of Hindu
groups in certain bomb blast cases, but termed as "baseless"
suggestions that some of its members were involved in the
crimes.

"As long as investigations go on in a professional manner
and they want cooperation, (RSS) functionaries are ready to
extend cooperation," Sangh leader Ram Madhav told reporters
here.

But at the same time he said that if investigations into
the blasts took a "political turn and if vendetta becomes the
motive, the RSS will have to take stock of the situation."

Madav termed as "baseless" reports that certain senior
RSS functionaries were involved in the incidents and were
being interrogated.

"There were certain charges about individuals and the
agencies wanted some cooperation from our functionaries. They
have extended full cooperation to the agencies," he said.

The Sangh`s response came following reports that two of
its senior functionaries were interrogated by CBI for
allegedly sheltering Mecca Masjid blast accused.

PTI