Rajasthan ATS arrest Ajmer Dargah blast suspect

Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:56

Ajmer: A man having alleged links with a Hindu militant outfit has been arrested by Rajasthan police in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast, in which three people were killed and over 30 injured.

He is expected to be produced before a local court today, police sources said.

The accused, Devendra Gupta, a resident of Bihari Ganj in Ajmer, was arrested by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday night when he had gone to meet his ailing mother, the sources said.

He is allegedly linked with Hindu outfit Abhinav Bharat Sangathan and is suspected to be involved in the blast inside the Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty at Ajmer in October 2007, they said.
Officials are also probing Gupta`s alleged link with Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the Malegaon blast case.
They said Gupta was staying in Jharkhand and had come to Ajmer on Wednesday. A SIM card recovered from the blast site helped police trace him, they said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:56

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