On Dwivedi’s laptop: jehadi text,videoclips,one on Iraq,another on Sonia

Videos of execution of hostages in Iraq,documents about jehad,Sonia Gandhi,CRPF in Kashmir,destruction of temples and press statements about the Amarnath Yatra....

Written by Sukanya Shetty | Mumbai | Published:January 22, 2009 12:37 am

Videos of execution of hostages in Iraq,documents about jehad,Sonia Gandhi,CRPF in Kashmir,destruction of temples and press statements about the Amarnath Yatra,these are samples from a wide range of content stored on the laptops of Hindu monk Sudhakar Dwivedi,one of the key accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case,and presented as evidence by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

The chargesheet filed by the ATS in the Special MCOCA court on Tuesday lists 62 audio and video files as evidence among 133 documents found on four laptops of the monk who was arrested from Uttar Pradesh. Maharashtra Police sources had earlier said the most crucial among these were audio and video recordings Dwivedi allegedly made of the meetings where the conspiracy to bomb Malegaon on September 29 was hatched and discussed.

But the other content is also considered to be “inflammatory” and the prosecution expects this will buttress its case,said Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian. The Indian Express accessed the list of files on the laptops mentioned in the chargesheet and it includes ‘Quran Manual of Jihad’,‘CIA-beheading (in Iraq)’,‘Videos of hostages’,‘Iraq execution’,‘2004 beheading of British hostage Ken Bingsley in Iraq’,‘Shameful admission of Islam’,‘Press release of the Amar Nath Yatra’,‘Sachchar Implementation report’,‘Godhra case details’,one GB data on ‘Antonia Maina alias Sonia Gandhi’,‘The Indian Constitution’,‘Press release on Sadhvi’,and a file named ‘Sadhvi Narco test what for’.

The list also includes powerpoint presentations of Abhinav Bharat,the Students Islamic Movement of India,ISI,Amaranth videos,video clips on Nepal,the Kurds,text files about Muhammed,Secular India. Jihad,Ramsetu,‘Know Allah’,‘Islamic hell for unbelievers’,‘Reason for Islamic terrorism’,‘Darul Ulum-fatwa’,‘Converted Kashmir’,‘Atank ke karan’,‘Know Sonia’,‘Why Islam’,‘Temple destruction by Aurangjeb’,‘KGB agents in India’,‘Destruction of temples by Muslims in all parts’,‘Kafirs in Islam’,‘Bharat me dharma ka matalab’,and ‘CRPF in Kashmir’.

Some of the material,particularly those referring to alleged atrocities by Muslims against Hindus,were used during meetings to incite and indoctrinate new recruits,the ATS has alleged. For instance,one five-minute video clip allegedly shows Muslims slitting the throats of Hindus and the group,which included arrested Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit,apparently discusses the clip after it is shown and say how hindus do not react to such incidents.

“We had procured hours of clips of meetings and other powerpoint presentations from Dwivedi’s laptops. We have tried to put together everything which seems of serious nature and which are inflammatory,” Salian told The Indian Express. “Other inputs are saved in the hard disk and will be produced before the court to avoid any allegations against the investigating agency.”

Dwivedi’s lawyer Kishore Vig,however,contested the ATS argument saying none of the contents of the laptop were illegal. “Only by procuring certain documents the police cannot call it inflammatory. Things that seem inflammatory to one person need not be inflammatory to another. We are sure none of these are banned and my client has full rights to read any document available in the public domain,” he told The Indian Express.

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