At least 10 people, who were allegedly involved in a spate of terror attacks in different parts of the country, had links with RSS or its affiliated
organisations, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said today.
"Yes, during investigation of Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and (Ajmer) Dargah Sharif blasts, we have found at least 10 names who have been associated with the RSS at some point or the other," he told reporters.
Singh was replying to a question on whether government has any evidence linking RSS with any person involved in any terrorist strike anywhere in the country as claimed by Home Minister Sushilkumar
"We have evidence against them. There are statements of witnesses," he said.
The Home Secretary also made public the names of the ten persons who were allegedly involved in terror attacks and also had links with
The names given out by Singh included that of Sunil Joshi (dead), who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Ajmer Sharif Dargah blasts. He was an "activist of
RSS" in Dewas and Mhow from 1990s to 2003.
Sandeep Dange (absconding), who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif Dargah explosions. He was
"RSS pracharak" in Mhow, Indore, Uttarkashi and Sajhapur from 1990s to 2006.
The Home Secretary also named Lokesh Sharma (arrested) who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid blasts. He was RSS
'nagar karyavahak' in Deogarh.
Swami Assemanand (arrested), allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif Dargah blasts. He was "associated with RSS wing Vanavashi Kalyan
Parishad" in Dang, Gujarat in 1990s to 2007.
Rajender alias Samunder (arrested), allegedly involved in Samjhauta and Mecca Masjid blasts. He was
"RSS Varg Vistarak".
Mukesh Vasani (arrested), allegedly involved in Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast. He was an "activist of
RSS" in Godhra
Devender Gupta (arrested), allegedly involved in Mecca Masjid blast, was a
"RSS pracharak" in Mhow and Indore.
Chandrasekhar Leve (arrested), allegedly involved in Mecca Masjid, was a "RSS
pracharak" in Shajhanpur in 2007
Kamal Chouhan (arrested), allegedly involved in Samjhauta and Mecca Masjid explosions was a
Ramji Kalsangra (absconding), allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid blasts, was a
>> Even five years after her arrest, they haven;t managed to file a charge sheet against Sadhvi.
In his zeal to suck up to his masters, this babu clearly crossed the line.
The term "Hindu terror" is absolutely wrong. People behing terrorism are normally either racist or communal. It is a common phenomenon everywhere. In India context, racist element such as Brahminism or Aryan supremacy causes terrorism, which should be called Hindutva/Brahmanawad terrorism instead of Hindu terror. The word "Hindu" doesn't represent a particular religion but a region and its people in South Asia. Obviuosly, the racist/communal forces and opportunist politicians use the word "Hindu" to hide their racist and corrupt face.
RSS's ugly hand in most of the terrorist attacks in India is no more a secret. The connections it has with racist/terrorist organizations as well as arms traders in Israel, USA and Europe protect it from being more exposed by local and Int'l media. Anyway ban on RSS and its affiliates is long overdue. For a better India and world, people should isolate this kind of belligerent elements if goverments are not handling them in a proper way. I remember a famous quote from bible "for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword".
I would call it Sanghi terror, who have for thier political reasons got the hinduism involved into it. It is not hindu terror. I would give credit to late Mr. Hemant Karkare for exposing this terror link, who was so upset with this that he wanted to go back to RAW where he was originally beloged to.
>> Can media ask these difficult questions ?
Vinod doesn't get paid for that. He is busy identifying reporters who shall do the next hit job on a national icon.
My guess is Patel. Modi has identified with him in the past. As elections approach, paid media is likely to run some low level hit jobs on him.