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Jan 22, 2013 at 07:31pm IST

10 names on terror list with past links with RSS: Home Secretary

New Delhi: A day after Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were running terror camps in the country, Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday claimed that he had 10 names on terror list with past links with the RSS.

"After investigation into Samjhauta Express blast, Mecca Masjid blast and Ajmer Sharif blast, we have 10 names of those who were associated with the RSS at some point or the other," said the Union Home Secretary.

The Union Home Secretary named Sunil Joshi, Sandeep Dange, Lokesh Sharma, and Aseemanand among those who figure in the terror list. "We have evidence against them," said the Union Home Secretary.

The statement from the Home Secretary came after the RSS attacked Shinde over his statement, demanding his apology. Terming it as an irresponsible statement from the Home Minister, RSS member Manmohan Vaidya said, "This will only weaken our fight against terrorism."

Referring to the reaction of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the RSS said, "Shinde has not only strengthened Pakistani terrorist outfits by his statement, but also demoralised our forces."

The BJP also hit out at Shinde over the issue with party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad saying that remarkable achievements of India's diplomatic efforts is undermined by these comments.