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Charges in Ajmer blast politically motivated: RSS

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 22:14

New Delhi: RSS on Tuesday vehemently denied the
charges against some of its top functionaries in the Ajmer
dargah blast case, saying "tirade by political leaders and
investigators indicated that the accusations were politically

The statement comes on a day when the Rajasthan ATS
claimed that the name and phone number of RSS spokesperson Ram
Madhav figures in a diary that belonged to one of the accused
Sunil Joshi, which was in their possession.

Strongly denying the role of any RSS functionary,
including himself, in the 2007 bomb explosion at the sufi
shrine, Madhav told reporters here that the name or number of
any person being found in anybody`s diary is not a
confirmation of his/her participation in an offence.

"First, police said that Indresh Kumar`s name figured in
the chargesheet as he attended a meeting prior to Ajmer blast
in connection with the conspiracy behind it and now they say
my name is there in some diary. It is all fabricated and
politically motivated," the RSS spokesperson said.

Reading out a statement from senior functionary Suresh
Bhaiya Joshi, Madhav said, "In the last several months, our
functionaries have extended full cooperation to the
investigating agencies in the hope that they will work fairly.

"In the process, our activists have endured humiliation
and physical torture at the hands of investigators. It is
evident from the chargesheet that they have no evidence
against Indresh Kumar. The investigators have not even spoken
to him once".

Asked if the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad had
questioned the functionaries/activists against whom charges
have been framed or those whose names figure in the document,
Madhav said those concerned with the probe were aware of these

To a question if Indresh Kumar would attend the
organisation`s national executive scheduled next week, he said
the RSS leader would certainly attend the 3-day event.

Earlier in the day, Rajasthan chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
said, "The name of Indresh Kumar, senior RSS leader, could not
have been added to the chargesheet without any basis and
facts. The Anti-Terrorist Squad has done an independent
inquiry into the Ajmer Dargah blast case and there was no
political pressure."

The Chief Judicial Magistrate at Ajmer today committed to
the sessions court for trial the dargah blast case, in which
three persons were killed and 15 others injured in 2007.


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 22:14
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