42 Pakistanis died as a result of Bharati terrorists. It has been four years and nothing has happened in brining the culprits to justice. Pakistan has repeatedly asked Bharat in the past four years to appraise it of developments in investigation into the Samjhauta Express bombing.
Delhi has been stonewalling.
The conspiracy is pervasive and involves the Indian Army. The Malegaon blast probe unearthed 37 audiotapes in which ultra-Hindu groups plot terror attacks. These tapes expose a shocking nexus between Military Intelligence men and the extremists outfits. Two years later, why is this still unexplored, asks RANA AYYUB of Tehelka.
The probe is being thwarted. First, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare — who had been investigating the Malegaon blast — had called him hours before he died on the fateful night of 26/11, saying he was being threatened by those opposed to his probes. Singh was speaking at the launch of a book by Aziz Burney, controversially titled 26/11 — A RSS Controversy?
Hemant Karkare was the first one killed in Mumbai.
The families of the victims of the Bharati terror are asking for results. The issue of the RSS terrorists was raised by Pakistani leaders with Home Minister P Chidambaram and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna when they visited Islamabad last year. Islamabad has yet to hear results.
- “It took almost four years for the Samjhauta Express investigations to come to this pass. We can only hope that no further time will be squandered in bringing the criminals to justice,”
- “The reported confession by Aseemanand underlines the need for avoiding unhelpful knee-jerk reactions as was done in India (at the time of the attack),”
- The relations of 42 Pakistani victims of Samjhauta Express terrorist action are desperately awaiting their protracted trauma to come to an end,”
- “We look forward to hearing from India officially. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit.
Jatin Chatterjee (aka Swami Aseemanand), an incarcerated leader of right Wing extremist Hinduist organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), confessed that he and several Sangh terrorists had blown up Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Ajmer and Makkah Masjid. The RSS terrorist Assemanand was arrested from his hideout in Haridwar on November 19, last year for his involvement in the Makkah Masjid blast. Assemanand was also named in the Malegaon blast of 2008. Several preachers of the RSS were directly involved in planning, financing and executing these blasts. The blasts were the work of several Hindu communal organisations, like Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Abhinav Bharat, Jai Vande Matram and Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram.
- On 2 November 2008, three more arrests were made — Ajay Rahirkar, 39, for raising funds for Abhinav Bharat; Rakesh Dhawde, 35, a weapon consultant in the movie The Rising; and Jagdish Mhatre, 40, who had paid money to Dhawde for buying weapons.
- All these men were from either Nashik or Pune. Then came the biggest arrest. On 5 November, the first ever serving army officer, Lt Col Purohit, 37, was arrested for procuring the RDX used in the blast.
- The MI officer was posted at the Army Education Corps Training Centre and College in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, where he was studying Arabic at the time of his arrest.
- Purohit’s role as a prime conspirator became clearer with the arrest of selfstyled seer Swami Dayanand Pandey alias Shankar Acharya alias Shukhakar Dwivedi, 40, on 14 November.
- Pandey had a habit of recording all his conversations with his co-conspirators on his laptop. Indian Military New.
Bharat has been playing games with Pakistan on the its terrorists that blew up a train full of civilians. 70 passengers, mainly Pakistani were murdered on the train in 2007. The explosives used to blow up the “Samjhota Express” were Army issue.
The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mr. Abdul Basis has taken the Bharatis to task. Islamabad on Saturday once again blamed Delhi for the inaction saying that Bharat should not “squander” the time in bringing the culprits to justice. The RSS leaders have confessed to the involvement of Sangh activists in the attack.
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