Aseemanand

  • Samjhauta Express blasts: Former RSS activist Aseemanand gets bail 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Swami Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case. Aseemanand had been languishing in jail since 2011 when he, along with several others, was charged for the twin bomb blasts aboard the train. Over 60 people were killed in...
  • Hindus cannot be terrorists, says Ram Madhav February 14, 2014

    Citing a 1995 judgement by a Supreme Court bench one Hindutva, the RSS on Thursday said the term "Hindu terrorism" was coined by certain sections with an objective to "malign" the image of RSS. "To call Hindu a terrorist is a glaring contradiction. This term is floated only to malign this organisation," RSS spokesman Ram Madhav...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN accessed a hand-written note by terror accused Swami Aseemanand where he denied having given an interview to The Caravan, the magazine has now countered the jailed activist's claims and released the interview's transcripts. The Caravan magazine on Sunday released transcript of the Aseemanand interview which...
  • RSS terms Assemananda interview a political conspiracy, warns of legal action February 8, 2014

    RSS on Saturday claimed the reported interview of Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand was a conspiracy "hatched" to gain political mileage ahead of polls and said it will initiate legal action against those involved in targetting its leadership. "This is a conspiracy and it appears that it was hatched to gain political...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal seek probe into allegations levelled by Aseemanand February 8, 2014

    Union Minister Sripakash Jaiswal on Friday hit out at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over alleged terror links while seeking a probe into allegations levelled by Samjhauta blast case accused Aseemanand on the right wing outfit. "Congress has always sought investigations into the activities of the RSS," he told reporters on the...
  • Saffron outfit protests against Aseemanand's interview February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A saffron outfit on Friday protested outside the office of the magazine which carried the interview of Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case, in which he had claimed involvement of RSS leadership in terror acts. The members of the outfit, Hindu Sena, burnt copies...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Modi wooing Muslims to get rid of 2002 taint? February 7, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday inaguarated a fair for Gujarati Muslims in Ahmedabad, saying the minority community must be a part of the state's growth story. ...
  • Aseemanand's interview on tapes, will release them soon: Caravan February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The editor of long format magazine 'Caravan' has come out in its defence after its interview with Aseemanand came under the cloud for lacking in credibility. The magazine has claimed that they will be releasing the transcripts of the taped conversation between Aseemanand and the magazine's...
  • Hindu Sena workers protest outside Caravan magazine's office in Delhi February 7, 2014

    Protests have erupted outside the Caravan magazine's office in New Delhi for running terror Aseemanand's interview in which he allegedly named Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his involvement in the 2007 terror attacks. ...
  • RSS alleged terror links: Aseemanand denies, magazine stands by story February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after terror accused Aseemanand allegedly named Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his involvement in the 2007 terror attacks, a hand written letter by the former denying the statements has come to the fore. In the letter accessed by CNN-IBN, he has claimed that he...
  • Saffron terror: Is RSS being defamed or is there enough proof? February 6, 2014

    Key terror accused Aseemanand has allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but should not be linked back to the Sangh Parivar. ...
  • Politics heat up over alleged terror links of RSS February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Politics over saffron terror heated up on Thursday after key terror accused Aseemanand allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but...
  • News 360: Aseemanand's alleged interview links RSS chief to 2007 terror strikes February 6, 2014

    Swami Aseemanand who is accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts has alleged that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned these strikes. Nearly a hundred people were killed and over 70 injured in the three blasts which took place in 2007. ...
  • BJP says it doesn't trust Caravan's report on Aseemanand February 6, 2014

    The BJP questioned the authenticity of the article published by the Caravan magazine on terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "I don't trust the interview, the findings are false and the audio tapes are not authentic," said party leader Prakash Javadekar. His statement came after the magazine carried a story which said...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita Reghunath...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims February 6, 2014

    Reacting to the allegations by terror suspect Aseemanand naming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the terror strikes in 2007, Shiv Sena along with the BJP defended him saying that Congress and its agencies were working against them and will are pressuring people to give any kind of testimony. ...
  • Probe Aseemanand's claims of RSS chief's role in terror attacks: Congress February 6, 2014

    After a magazine claimed that terror accused Swami Aseemanand had given an interview to it and had revealed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's alleged involvement in Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah blasts in 2007, the Congress demanded a thorough probe in the matter. "It's a matter of...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU February 6, 2014

    Terror accused Swami Aseemanand has given an audio interview to The Caravan magazine claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the blasts on the Samjhauta Express, at the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah. ...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Terror accused links RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to three major 2007 blasts February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Charges framed against Aseemanand, 6 others in Ajmer blasts September 24, 2013

    A special NIA court, on Tuesday, framed murder charges against seven persons, including key accused Aseemanand, in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. Along with Aseemanand, Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Chandrashekher Leve, Bharat Mohan Rateshwar, Jarshad Bhjai and Mukesh Wasani have been charged under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to...
  • Malegaon blasts case: NIA likely to reply on plea for quashing of charges against 5 accused August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Saturday most likely reply to a plea filed by the five accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, for quashing of charges against them. The five accused had on July 20 urged a special court to discharge them, claiming contradictions in the chargesheet...
  • Malegaon blast: Chargesheet filed in NIA court May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Four people have been named in the 2008 Malegaon blast chargesheet filed in a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday. The four accused named in the chargesheet are Rajender Chaudhary, Dhan Singh, Manohar Narwaria and Ramji Kalsangra, who is still absconding. But the chargesheet does...
  • Chauhan claims he does not know Aseemanand February 24, 2012

    Panchkula: Kamal Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the NIA, in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast, on Friday claimed that he does not know another accused Aseemanand facing trial in the same case. Chauhan, who was remanded to NIA custody after being produced in the court here, told reporters...
  • It's a conspiracy of NIA: Aseemanand on Samjhauta February 22, 2012

    Chandigarh: Samjhauta train bombing case accused Aseemanand on Wednesday denied knowing Kamal Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the NIA recently in connection with the case. "I don't know Kamal Chauhan," Assemanand told reporters outside the special NIA Court. Assemanand, who had earlier pleaded that he was not involved in...
  • Is there a tendency to blame muslim groups for blasts? November 16, 2011

    After Swami Aseemanand's confession, 7 of the Malegaon blast accused walked out of jail after bail on Wednesday. ...
  • Malegaon accused's families want compensation November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The nine people, who were accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, got bail on Saturday and will finally be walking free after spending five years in prison. Their families, although relieved, want the state to compensate them for the trauma, the stigma of terror and their loss. Father and...
  • Malegaon blast: 9 accused get bail after 5 years November 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Hours after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) told a special court in Mumbai that it won't oppose the bail plea of the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, the court granted them bail. After the Maharashtra ATS made the nine arrests and filed a chargesheet in 2006, the...
  • Malegaon blast: NIA to file chargesheet on Nov 4 October 31, 2011

    Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday informed a court hearing the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case that it would file additional charge sheet against the nine accused on November 4. NIA also told the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court that it would file its say on...