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2007 Ajmer dargah blast: NIA arrests suspected right-wing terrorist from Vadodara

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Mar 07, 2013 at 05:28pm IST

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency arrested one person from Vadodara on Thursday in connection with the 2007 Ajmer blasts case. Mafat Lal is said to be a suspected right-wing terrorist. Lal alias Mehul will be taken to a special NIA court in Jaipur which is hearing the case, official sources said.

Lal is suspected to have played a crucial role in the conspiracy for the blasts in October 2007 that left three persons dead and 20 injured, they said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had on Tuesday arrested Bhavesh Patel from the national capital and produced him before a designated court in Jaipur. Patel was sent to 15 days custody.

2007 Ajmer dargah blast: One arrested from Vadodara

On Tuesday, the NIA had arrested another person in connection with the blasts that left 3 dead and 20 injured.

Both the accused are likely to be interrogated about the conspiracy behind the bombing as well as the murder of RSS member Sunil Joshi, the sources said. Patel is alleged to be one of the main persons involved in planting the explosives at a dargah in Ajmer, they said.

The NIA has arrested at least nine persons in connection with the murder of Joshi and explosions in Samjhauta train, Malegaon and Mecca Masjid blasts in Hyderabad. The arrest of both the accused is expected to unravel the fate of other members of the terror module who have been absconding since the attack took place.

With additional information from PTI

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