Swami Aseemanand

  • Hindus cannot be terrorists, says Ram Madhav 13-02-2014 06:42 PM

    Citing a 1995 judgement by aSupreme Court bench one Hindutva, the RSS on Thursday said the term"Hindu terrorism" was coined by certain sections with anobjective to "malign" the image of RSS. "To call Hindu a terrorist is a glaring contradiction.This term is floated only to malign this organisation," RSSspokesman Ram...
  • Saffron outfit protests against Aseemanand's interview 08-02-2014 07:17 AM

    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...
  • BJP says it doesn't trust Caravan's report on Aseemanand 06-02-2014 04:23 PM

    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 06-02-2014 02:40 PM

    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...
  • Probe Aseemanand's claims of RSS chief's role in terror attacks: Congress 06-02-2014 01:21 PM

    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...
  • Malegaon blasts case: NIA likely to reply on plea for quashing of charges against 5 accused 03-08-2013 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Malegaon blast: Chargesheet filed in NIA court 22-05-2013 03:15 PM

    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...
  • Is there a tendency to blame muslim groups for blasts? 16-11-2011 10:00 PM

    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 07-11-2011 07:33 AM

    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...
  • Malegaon blast: 9 accused get bail after 5 years 05-11-2011 09:12 PM

    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,...
  • Malegaon blast: NIA to file chargesheet on Nov 4 31-10-2011 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Samjhuata blast: NIA chargesheets Aseemanand 20-06-2011 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: Four months after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over all terror cases relating to Hindu extremism, the agency on Monday filed the chargesheet in the 2007 Samjhauta blast. The Samjhauta Express was bombed killing 68 people, several of them Pakistani nationals. Swami Aseemanand, who first allegedly confessed...
  • Samjhauta: Aseemanand, 4 others chargesheeted 20-06-2011 02:03 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet on Monday before the special court at Panchkula, Haryana against Swami Aseemanand, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra in the Samjhauta blast case. Assemanand's judicial custody ended on Monday. Aseemanand had told the Panchkula court...
  • Aseemanand's judicial custody extended 11-06-2011 01:32 PM

    Jaipur: A local court has extended the judicial custody of Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Ajmer Dargah bomb blast case, till June 24. Aseemanand and Lokesh, Mukesh, Bharat, Devendra and Harshad -- the other accused in the case -- were produced before the court yesterday which extended their judicial...
  • Aseemanand's judicial custody extended 14-05-2011 07:43 PM

    Jaipur: A CBI court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Swami Aseemanand and three other accused in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case till May 27. Besides right-wing activist Aseemanand, who is also allegedly involved in several terror cases, the other three accused in the Ajmer blast are Bharati...
  • Samjhauta blast: Aseemanand's bail rejected 12-05-2011 06:49 PM

    Panchkula: Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta Blast case, on Thursday denied any role in the incident before a sessions court which rejected his bail plea and extended his custody till May 26. Assemanand's bail plea, filed on the ground that the NIA failed to file a charge sheet...
  • Aseemanand denies role in Samjhauta blasts 12-05-2011 03:32 PM

    Panchkula: Hindu activist Swami Aseemanand on Thursday told a court in Panchkula that he had no role in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train bombing that killed 68 people, mainly Pakistanis. Aseemanand told the Panchkula district and sessions judge that he had not made any statement to the National Investigating Agency...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand's bail plea rejected 07-05-2011 12:36 PM

    Jaipur: A CBI court on Saturday rejected the bail application of Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. The court also extended his custody till the next date of hearing which has been fixed for May 14. Aseemanand had moved the bail application on the grounds that he...
  • Govt: Samjhauta Express blasts probe still on 30-03-2011 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday said the probe into the Samjhauta Express train bomb blasts, in which 43 Pakistani nationals were killed, was still on to find out the identities of all perpetrators of the crime. A day after the Indo-Pak Home Secretary level talks, where Islamabad wanted to...
  • India to share Samjhauta blast info with Pak 30-01-2011 12:59 PM

    Davos: Home Minister P Chidambaram has said 'some evidence' has emerged in the 2007 Samjhauta blast case and India will share information with Pakistan once the probe is over. "We have not said that we will not provide evidence. These are early phases of investigation, once the investigation is complete...
  • Aseemanand's brother denies receiving letters 18-01-2011 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: In a new twist in Aseemanand's confessions, days after letters allegedly written by him to the Presidents of India and Pakistan emerged, his brother has denied receiving any letter. The letters were allegedly written two days after his confessional statements before the CBI. The two letters, allegedly written...
  • Ravishankar denounces the term 'Hindu terror' 14-01-2011 08:33 AM

    Sri Sri Ravishankar talks exclusively to CNN-IBN on 'Hindu terror' issue. ...
  • Aseemanand's confession before CBI voluntary 13-01-2011 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a letter written by Saumjhauta Blast accused Swami Aseemanand which shows that his confession before the CBI was voluntary. The letter accessed by CNN-IBN was written by Swami Aseemanand to the presidents of India and Pakistan on why he had a change of heart and...
  • CBI to reinvestigate 2006 Malegaon blast case 13-01-2011 05:48 PM

    Mumbai: In a fresh development in the 2006 Malegaon blast probe, a special court on Thursday granted permission to CBI for reinvestigating the case in wake of "confession" statements made by Swami Aseemanand linking Hindu groups to terror acts. CBI has moved the application before a MCOCA court here after...
  • Malegaon demands release of blast detainees 13-01-2011 02:21 PM

    Malegaon: After Swami Aseemanand's confession, there was clamour in Malegaon for the release of the nine local youth arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case. The family members of the youth say even if they are released, the scars of being targetted as the accused for years can never be...
  • Samjhauta blast accused sent to judicial custody 13-01-2011 11:13 AM

    Panchkula: Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand has been sent to judicial custody till January 27 by a special Panchkula court. The court sent Assemanand to judicial custody after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought an extension of his custody. His statement under Section 164 of CrPC is being...
  • Samjhauta blast: reward for info on suspects 11-01-2011 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday announced cash rewards for information on three suspects in the Samjhauta blast probe, following Swami Assemanand's confession in the case. The NIA has now announced cash rewards for information on Ramchandra Kalsangre and Sandeep Dange, the two individuals named by Aseemanand...
  • Samjhauta blast: Reward for info on suspects 11-01-2011 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for information on Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange in the 2007 Samjhauta blast case. Both the accused, believed to be the bomb-makers for the saffron terror module, are absconding. Their names are mentioned in...
  • Pak summons Indian envoy over Samjhauta blast 11-01-2011 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: Following Swami Aseemanand's confession to the CBI about having planned the Samjhauta Express blast, Pakistan foreign office has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad. RSS leader Aseemanand confessed before the CBI that Hindu terrorists were behind the Samjhauta Express blasts of 2007. Seeking details on the Samjhauta blast,...
  • Aseemanand's confession a big lie: VHP 09-01-2011 08:52 PM

    Ramnathi: The VHP on Sunday accused the Congress-led government of trying to "malign the image of Hindu leaders by terming them as terrorists" and claimed it was the "greatest lie" that Swami Aseemanand has confessed to the Samjhauta Express blast. "We are trying to enlighten the people. If Congress tries...