Is Aseemanand the man?



Swami Aseemanand. Photo courtesy: NDTV
Swami
Aseemanand who also goes by the alias Jatin Chatterjee is in the
thick of action with the National Investigating Agency now saying
that they want to probe him in connection with the Samjautha
blasts. This is the second time around that investigators are
making an attempt to crack the Samjautha blasts case in which 68
persons a majority of whom were of Pakistani origin lost their
lives. The irony of this case is that when investigations first
commenced, the agencies had suspected that it was the
Lashkar-e-Tayiba that carried it out. However now with the NIA
stepping in the probe appears to have taken a different angle to it
and they suspect that it was the group that carried out the
Malegaon blasts which also carried out the Samjautha blasts.
Sources told rediff.com that the investigations
would rely heavily upon the statements of Swami Aseemanand whose
identity was revealed recently when the Central Bureau of
Investigation stepped up the heat on him in connection with the
Ajmer and Mecca Masjid blasts. Investigators say that they have
been on the trail of this group ever since Sadhvi Pragya Singh was
arrested in connection with the Malegaon case. Her arrest lead to
the arrests of Colonel Shrikanth Purohith and god man Dayanand
Pandey who also spoke vaguely about the Samjautha blasts, according
to investigators. However for the investigators, the clincher was
the statement of Dayanand Pandey who during his narco analysis test
in Bangalore had said that these blasts were planned by them and it
was the Sadhvi and Colonel Purohith who finally executed it. The
Mumbai ATS which was then probing the Malegaon case under Hemanth
Karkare also mentioned this briefly in the remand application of
Purohith. However the ATS was not able to find anything more on the
Samjautha case and went ahead and filed a specific chargesheet in
the Malegaon case. When one of the investigators in this case was
asked as to why there was a lull regarding this case for so long,
he draws attention to the fact that Pandey had spoken about another
man who was above all of them while these blasts were being
executed or even planned. They say that they had got details
regarding this man, but did not want to reveal it at that time
since they had to launch a man hunt for him before collecting more
details. Today investigators believe that this man who Pandey had
spoken about was Aseemanand. He will be crucial to the
investigation since we need to take it forward from where Pandey
had left it. Investigators so far have found that there was a
meeting of many persons including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Sunil
Joshi and few others in the year 2006 at Gujarat. During the
meeting they had decided to avenge the blasts at Sankat Mochan in
Varanasi. Investigators point out that to avenge this blast and a
few others these persons decided that they would carry out attacks
at Mecca Masjid, the Samjautha Express and also at Ajmer. Following
this meeting there was another one in Indore in which it was
allegedly decided that they would go ahead with the attack. The
investigating agency say that the material was procured from
Indore. This was in fact a break made by the Haryana police who had
tracked that material procured for these blasts were from the
Kothari market in Indore. The NIA now has its task cut out and will
probe Aseemanand to get a final clarity on this case. An
application was submitted before the Panchkula court which is
seized off the Samjautha matter seeking custody of Aseemanand to
probe him in connection with this case. The application was
submitted attached with material which had they had against the God
man in this particular case.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

23 thoughts on “Is Aseemanand the man?”

  1. The investigations in Malegaon blasts, Samjauta Express have been going on forever. More than 2 years ago, when Mr Hemant Karkare was killed he had allegedly “exposed” the culprits behind Malegaon, Samjauta Express, Mecca Masjid, Ajmer, etc. Hemant Karkare’s investigations had been going on for atleast a year or so. More than 3 years hence we now hear about another brain behind the blasts being held and told that he will be interrogated. Are the criminal investigation agencies of this country, even after being given free hand by CONgress government not able to manufacture anything substantial? I was under the impression that we had smart people in our forces, the limitation was always from the resources side. Apparently it seems like we got a bunch of fools who cannot even do enough to trap a few Hindutva loonies in their dragnet of lies and deceit. Shame on CBI, NIA handling these cases.

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