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Four accused in Ajmer blast have RSS links, says ATS

Source: PTI
November 01, 2010 18:19 IST
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Four of the five accused named in the Ajmer Dargah blast chargesheet filed by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad have links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, an ATS official said.

The five accused in the chargesheet are Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Chander Shekhar Lave, Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangre. "Devendra Gupta was Zila Pracharak in Jharkhand, Lokesh was a Pracharak in Madhya Pradesh, Chandrashekhar Lave worked as Zila Sampark Pramukh in Madhya Pradesh and Sandeep was a Pracharak Madhya Pradesh," Additional Superintendent of Police (ATS) Satyendra Singh, told PTI.

Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar, whose name figures in the chargesheet relating to the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast, is mentioned to be present at a secret meeting held in a Gujarati samaj guest house on October 31, 2005. However, Indresh and RSS leaders have refuted the charges and alleged that the entire controversy was

politically motivated and fabricated.

Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma and Chander Shekhar Lave are in judicial custody while Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangre are absconding, ATS sources said. Another accused Sunil Joshi died during the course of investigation also had  links with the RSS. The accused have been charged with various sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 120B (conspiracy) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship).

The chargesheet was filed by the ATS in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Jagendra Kumar Jain last month in connection with the blast that left three persons dead and 15 others injured.

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