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Religious leader Pandey admits involvement in Malegaon blast

December 30, 2008 19:18 IST

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Religious leader Dayanand Pandey, arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast, has confessed to his involvement in the September 29 explosion that killed six persons, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

"Pandey has confessed to his involvement in the Malegaon blast. We have taken all precautions to ensure that his confession is admissible in the court," Additional Commissioner of Police (Anti-Terrorism Squad) Parambir Singh told PTI.

Pandey, arrested from Kanpur on November 12, was booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act along with 10 other arrested accused.

He had been accused of conspiring with prime accused sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit to trigger the blast in the town in north Maharashtra.

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