Malegoan blast: ‘RSS won’t back terror,Indresh told Sunil Joshi’

Indresh Kumar was not comfortable with the Hindu extremists’ plan to bomb Malegaon.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 22, 2013 2:26:27 am

Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar was not comfortable with the Hindu extremists’ plan to bomb Malegaon,according to the testimony given by an RSS pracharak to the NIA.

The pracharak,whose brother is a senior BJP leader,told the NIA that Indresh met Sunil Joshi,also an RSS pracharak and the alleged key planner of the Malegaon 2006 bombing,in Jaipur and told him that the Sangh would not approve of his plan.

“RSS aapke vichardhara se sahmat nahin hai aur in kaamon ke liye samarthan bhi nahi karegi (RSS does not agree with your ideology and will not support these activities),Indresh told Joshi,according to the pracharak,who has told the NIA that he was present in the room at the time of the alleged conversation between the two men.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur,an accused in the Malegaon 2008 case,too was present at the meeting,the pracharak,whose testimony is part of the NIA chargesheet in the case,has claimed.

According to the pracharak,Indresh then advised Joshi to contact some religious group which could help him in his scheme. While Indresh allegedly left the same evening,Joshi assigned jobs to the members of his group.

Thakur was told to handle the media centre,and Lokesh Sharma and Ramji Kalsangra were given the job of collecting arms and ammunition.

According to the witness,the group lived in Jaipur for a few days before leaving for Dewas. In his statement,he has claimed that he had disagreed with Joshi’s terror plans. Joshi,the witness has claimed,also took him to Kolkata to plan the assassination of Justice U C Banerjee,who was then heading the Godhra inquiry panel.

The witness has,however,confessed to having participated in the Badli camp training in January 2006 where he learnt to use a firearm and build a bomb.

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