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NIA chargesheet also names Indresh in Ajmer blasts case

Indresh’s name first appeared in the chargesheet filed by Rajasthan ATS last year,but his role was not clear

Written by Rahul Tripathi | New Delhi |
May 12, 2011 3:55:28 am

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has named senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar in its supplementary chargesheet in the 2007 Ajmer blast case,saying he was present at a meeting to hatch the conspiracy.

Indresh’s name first appeared in the chargesheet filed by Rajasthan ATS last year,but his role was not clear. It was only after the statement made by Swami Aseemanand that the agencies questioned Indresh in connection with the blast.

Aseemanand later retracted his statement but investigators now claim to be establishing the presence of the RSS leader,who is described as a ‘mentor’,at a 2005 meeting to hatch the conspiracy,which was attended by Sunil Joshi,who was later murdered.

The NIA chargeshee,filed in a Jaipur court on April,28 says: “In the conspiracy hatched on 31 October,2005,Joshi and his six associates namely Lokesh Sharma,Ramji Kalsangra,Shivam Dhakad,Samander,Sandeep Dange and Pragya Singh came to Jaipur. Reaching Jaipur,they stayed in room no 26 of Gujarati Samaj Athithi Grah,C scheme,Jaipur in the fake name and false addresses.”

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“A secret meeting was organised which was addressed by Indresh Kumar of RSS who advised during the meeting that they should associate themselves with some religious groups for doing work while on tour to other states so that the people may believe that they are on pilgrimage and that nobody suspects them,” says the chargesheet accessed by The Indian Express. “Only after associating themselves with religious groups,they will be able to successfully accomplish their mission. The investigation on this aspect is in progress,” it added.

Rubbising the allegation,Indresh’s counsel Meenakshi Lekhi said: “This is a concocted story as Congress is losing its ground. This is an attempt to malign the Sangh Parivar and a senior leader like Indreshji. Aseemanand had gone back on his statement and he is not their witness. What he alleges against Indreshji is only hearsay and there is no evidence. “

Investigators said they have procured the register and receipt books of the Gujarati Samaj Atithi Grah and from the scrutiny it has emerged that key members of the gang attended the meeting.

“The name written on teh visitor’s book was that of one Manoj Singh along with seven persons. Joshi is suspected to have booked the guest house in the fake name of Manoj,” said an official.

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