Saturday, January 12, 2013

Malegaon blasts: Lens on Hindu, Muslim radicals

Mateen Hafeez TNN

TheNationalInvestigation Agency (NIA), probing the 2006 Malegaon serial blast cases, may take Abrar Ahmed to Indore and other places to verify if he met some Hindu sadhus and other right wing radicalleaders.
Abrar was earlier arrested for the blasts and has also been named asoneof thebomb planters. He was made approver in the explosion cases. In 2009, he filed an affidavit before the special MCOCA court stating his statement was taken under duress. In his affidavit, Ahmed also stated that he met a few men wholookedlikesadhus.
In 2010, right wing leader, SwamiAseemanand,confessed that his boys had engineered the blasts. After this, the nine Muslim accused including Ahmed were given bail. The NIA now wants to confirm whether some Muslims were hired by the rightwing peoplefor recee.

The Times of India, January 12, 2013

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