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Aseemanand admits terror links


Bhupendra Chaubey,Hemender Sharma,CNN-IBN
Jan 07, 2011 at 08:51pm IST

Bhopal: In what can come out to be a big embarrassment for RSS, Swami Aseemanand, through his confessions has turned the spotlight squarely on three people: murdered expelled RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi, jailed Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, and RSS executive member Indresh Kumar.

While Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been jailed Thakur for her alleged involvement in the Malegaon blasts, Indresh Kumar’s name has figured in the charge sheet filed by Rajasthan ATS in Ajmer blasts.

But the most embarrassing revelation for the RSS is Aseemanand's confession about Sunil Joshi and Indresh Kumar.

In the disclosure he says: “In 2005, Indresh had come to Shabri Dhaam after an RSS function. He was accompanied by several top RSS functionaries. Sunil Joshi was also there. Indresh ji met all of us. He told me that making a bomb is not my job. I have been instructed by the RSS to work within the tribals. He said Sunil Joshi had been given the task of bombs. He said whatever help Sunil needs, we will provide.”

Aseemanand further says: “I had also got to know that Sunil Joshi and Bharatbhai had met Indresh Ji in Nagpur and Indresh ji had given a sum of Rs 50,000 to Sunil in Bharatbhai's presence. Col Purohit had once told me that Indresh ji was an ISI agent and that he had all documents to prove his point. But he never showed me those documents.”

But when Indresh ji himself was summoned by the CBI in December for questioning about his alleged connections, he had outrightly denied everything.

“I condemn all allegations against me. They are not only politically motivated but smack of a political conspiracy”, Indresh Kumar had told the newsmen.

Sunil Joshi himself was murdered in broad daylight in December 2007 in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. This is what Aseemanand says about Joshi in the confession report:

"Sunil Joshi told me that the blasts at Ajmer were carried out by his men. He said that he was given Muslims for this job by Indresh ji. I cautioned Joshi that if you took men from Indresh ji, then whenever you get caught, his name will also crop up. I told him that there was a threat to his life from Indresh.”

Sunil Joshi's murder case has been solved just last month by the MP Police, that too after first closing the investigation and then reopening it under immense pressure. The police had attributed the motive of personal rivalry between Joshi and his alleged killers, who were also staying with him. Aseemanad's disclosure now points to loopholes in the police theory as well.

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