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Third suspect arrested in Ajmer blast case

Last Updated: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 23:53

Jaipur/Shajapur (MP): Rajasthan Anti
Terrorism Squad arrested two more persons, including one with
alleged links with Hindu outfits, for their suspected
involvement in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast.

Chandrashekhar, suspected to have links with Hindu
outfits, was arrested yesterday from Madhya Pradesh while
Vishnu Patidar was apprehended today at Shajapur in the same
Chandrashekhar was today produced before an Ajmer court
which remanded him in 11-day police custody.

He is suspected to be a key member of the terror module
involved in the blast in which three persons were killed and
is believed to have links with Hindu outfits, the sources

Patidar was arrested by a five-member team of Rajasthan
ATS led by Inspector Rajesh Choudhry from village Khardonkala
in the district for his suspected involvement in the Ajmer
blast, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ramji
Shrivastava told agency.

They took Patidar to Ajmer for further investigations in
the case.

The arrest of Chandrashekhar and Patidar came close on
the heels of apprehending of Devendra Gupta with alleged links
to Hindu group Abhinav Bharat Sangathan.
Officials are also probing Gupta`s alleged links with
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the Malegaon
blast case.

Chandrashekar and Gupta will be produced again before the
court on May 12.


First Published: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 23:53
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