LT COL SRIKANT PRASAD PUROHIT

  • More Army officers under scanner for Malegaon blast November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The ambit of the Malegaon blast investigation has widened. Sources have told CNNIBN that five more serving officers of the Indian Army are being probed by Military Intelligence and the Maharashtra Police for their role in the Malegoan bomb blast. They are being questioned for their association with Abhinav...
  • Malegaon blast: 5 more Army officers probed November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Five more serving Army officers are being investigated in connection with the Malegaon blast in which 10 people are under arrest, top government sources tell CNNIBN. A serving Army officer, Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit, and a retired officer, Major Ramesh Upadhyay, are among the 10 people arrested in...
  • CBI denies VHP's Togadia funded Abhinav Bharat November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has denied reports of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia was involved in funding Abhinav Bharat, which is being investigated for its role in the Malegaon bomb blast case. "The reports of Mr Togadia being involved are not true. The CBI has never...
  • Lt Col Purohit alleges ATS threatened to kill him November 21, 2008

    Pune: Prime accused in Malegaon blast case Lieutenant Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit on Friday made a written submission in a court in Pune alleging that Mumbai AntiTerrorism Squad threatened to eliminate him in an encounter and tried to extract confession from his under duress. Lt Col Purohit, remanded in 14day judicial...
  • Malegaon blast: Purohit remains in custody till Nov 29 November 18, 2008

    Nashik: Arrested army Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit was taken into custody on Tuesday by the Pune AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in a case of submitting fake documents and cheating. He was taken after his police custody in connection with the Malegaon blast case ended on November 18. Purohit, arrested earlier this month,...
  • Samjhauta blasts case: ATS contradicting itself November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: While the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) may be declaring victory over alleged confessions of Malegaon blast accused, Lt Col Purohit, many of the ATS's revelations in the past few days seem to contradict other investigations. Though ATS officials say Lt Col Purohit supplied explosives for other blasts, including those...
  • Most wanted: Lt Col linked to more blasts November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The list of investigating agencies that want to question Lt. Col. Srikant Prasad Purohit, the Army officer under arrest for the Malegaon blast, is getting longer. Purohit and nine other people have so far been arrested for the Malegaon blast on September 29 bombing in which five people were...
  • Lt Col supplied RDX for Samjhauta blasts? ATS probes November 16, 2008

    Nashik: Lt Col Prasad Purohit now appears to be the focus of investigations in multiple blasts. The ATS is now investigating the role played by the key accused in the Malegaon blast case, Lt col Purohit, in the Samjhauta Express blasts of 2007. Fresh details that the ATS gave the Nashik...
  • Malegaon blast suspect Pandey taken to Mumbai November 14, 2008

    Mumbai: Spiritual guru Dayanand Pandey alias Amritanand Shankaracharya was taken to Mumbai on Thursday night for futher questioning in connection with the September 29 Malegaon blast case. Pandey , also known as Sudhakar Dwivedi, was arrested in Kanpur on Wednesday and will be on transit remand for the next few days....
  • Malegaon blast: UP religious leader an NDA dropout November 13, 2008

    New Delhi/Mumbai Self styled spiritual guru Dayanand Pandey alias Swami Amritanand Dev, who was arrested on Wednesday by Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in Kanpur in connection with the September 29 Malegaon bomb blast, has been taken to Mumbai for further investigation. The ATS has got threeday transit remand for Pandey to...
  • Hindu groups history sheeters: ATS | UP leader held November 12, 2008

    Mumbai: The probe into the Malegaon blasts is now revealing new links to saffron terror every day and investigators claim that the hardline Hindu groups have been involved in several other such blasts in the recent past. On Wednesday, the spreading stain of saffron terror reached Uttar Pradesh with the arrest...
  • ATS arrests UP religious leader in Malegaon blast November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a top religious leader from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Malegaon bomb blast. The religious leader Dayanand Pande, a self styled Shankracharya, was arrested from Kanpur. Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Vikram Singh said that UP Police is providing all help...
  • FTN: Terror taint on officer but Army trusted, revered November 12, 2008

    Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine people so far in the Malegaon bomb blast case. After arresting a serving army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit, and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the ATS is turning its attention to a religious leader in Lucknow. The BJP, which has made terror its...
  • Politics of terror: Guru in probe net, ATS faces hurdles November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The spotlight in the Malegoan blast turning once again from Sadhvi Pragya Singh and Army officers to a spiritual leader in Uttar Pradesh. The Mumbai ATS late on Monday night sought an arrest warrant from the Nashik court to arrest the highprofile spiritual leader who has not yet...
  • Army chief assures: No more Malegaons November 11, 2008

    Srinagar: Against the backdrop of arrest of Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit in connection with Malegaon blast, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said steps are being taken to prevent involvement of its officers in terror attacks. Kapoor also assured against Purohit under Army laws once and in case the case against...
  • Malegaon blasts: second Hindu leader under probe November 11, 2008

    New Delhi: A second Hindu spiritual leader will be questioned in connection with the blasts in Malegaon town of Maharashtra on September 29. Sources in the AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police, which is investigating the blasts, say the spiritual leader is from Uttar Pradesh. A Nashik court has granted permission...
  • Malegaon blast accused possibly used hawala mode November 11, 2008

    Nashik: The court has given judicial custody to the five accused in the Malegaon blasts case. Reportedly Rs 10.7 lakh changed hands through hawala transactions with the funds manager of the organisation 'Abhinav Bharat' Ajay Rahirkar managing the transfers to the accused persons' accounts. When the police produced the accused...
  • Rajnath asks why so many tests on sadhvi November 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh questioned why Sadvhi Pragya Singh Thakur has had to undergo so many brain mapping tests "All terrorist should be dealt with firmly. There should not by any harassment to any of the accused. But I have not seen any accused terrorist going through...