With the Supreme Court dropping charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against the accused in the Malegaon blasts case, the entire case needs to be looked at afresh.
There has already been a major delay in the case considering the Malegaon incident occurred in 2008. In the year 2011 it was transferred to the National Investigating Agency and an FIR was filed. Read more
The Intelligence Bureau says that it had issued a series of alerts since the year 2009 regarding the build up of the Burdhwan module. However what is interesting to point out that the first signs of a build up was spotted in the year 2007 and it was Colonel Purohit who had issued that alert and even prepared a report. While today the Burdhwan operation is being termed as setting up of a Greater Bangladesh, back then it was called a plan to establish Islamistan.
Colonel Purohit who has been accused of aiding subversive activities had in fact claimed several times that he had become a target and his job was to mingle with terrorists in order to prepare reports.
His letter which dates back to January 2007 makes a clear mention about the Burdwan module and the uneasy situation that was being created by Bangladesh based militants and the SIMI in India. His letter bearing the number 106/LU/G had stated that there was movement from Bangladesh where in some radicals were crossing over into West Bengal and settling down. He also mentions that these persons were involved in the movement of arms and ammunition into India. Colonel Purohit’s letter is a clear indicator that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh with the able support of the Jamaat-e-Islami had decided on making West Bengal a base in order to target the establishment in Bangladesh. It is also an indicator that the same modules were trying to set up base for the SIMI in India as well.
Colonel Purohit who was part of the military intelligence wing at that time further states that several religious leaders from Bangladesh had set up shop in West Bengal. He states in his letter that they were acting as recruiters and had been involved in luring the youth into their fold. He also said that recruitments were also taking place in other cities including Bangalore and Pune as well.
The filing of the cases against Colonel Purohit or Sadhvi Pragya Singh was considered by many as a vendetta by the UPA government. Today with a new government in New Delhi, many feel that these cases would be re-looked. Colonel Purohit has even written to the Prime Minister seeking his intervention into the case and having him released from jail where he has been for a little over 5 years now pending trial.
The Home Ministry would however tread carefully on this matter and sources in the ministry tell rediff.com that the government would prefer not to interfere at this stage since the matter is pending before the court. It would be apt for the judiciary to take a call on this matter. What the government would ensure however is that these cases are investigated soon and the matters disposed off quickly. The same decision is also likely to be taken in the case of Sadhvi Pragya Singh too.
Is Mohan Bhagwat, the Chief of the RSS an accused as claimed by a magazine which says it interviewed Swami Aseemanand or is he is a target of some fanatics as per the probe of the National Investigation Agency.
The NIA has made it clear that no where during the investigation into Aseemanand had he ever said that Bhagwat had blessed the bombings. However an angle that they had probed was regarding an assassination plot by Sunil Joshi and others. It was found that Joshi and some of his accomplices had hatched a plan to kill Bhagwat since they were unhappy with him. Continue reading “Bhagwat assasination plot”