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Togadia denies role in Malegaon blasts

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November 24, 2008 16:32 IST
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Terming "false and malafide" the media reports of his involvement in the Malegaon blast, VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Monday threatened to take legal action for dragging his name into the case.

In a statement, his advocate Dipak Shukla said, "My client firmly denies any funding or involvement related to Abhinav Bharat or any of their affiliated or non-affiliated people in any of their activities."

A section of media reports said Togadia had funded Abhinav Bharat, the radical Hindu group which is suspected to be behind the September 29 Malegaon blast.

The media reports had said arrested Army officer Lt Col Prasad Purohit, one of the accused in the blast, has reportedly told the CBI that Togadia was involved in the formation and funding of the organisation.

Shukla has also threatened to take legal action against those who are trying to drag name of Togadia in the Malegaon blast.

"Any attempt by any electronic media, print media, public or private communicators, government or private agency or anyone whosoever to spread the above or any such malafide, false, derogatory and criminally defamatory lies about my client will attract civil and criminal legal action as deemed fit," he said in a statement.

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