Ajmer, Mecca and Malegaon Blasts Linked: CBI
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There is a link among the blasts carried out at Ajmer Dargah, Mecca Masjid and Malegaon with self-styled right-wing group Abhinav Bharat believed to be behind them, CBI said today.

"Yes, there is a link between Ajmer blast and the Mecca Masjid blast. There is a link," CBI Director Ashwani Kumar said when asked about the ongoing probe and new facts emerged after the arrest of three persons owing allegiance to radical right-wing outfits in connection with the Ajmer blasts.

Kumar said the Rajasthan Police along with their Andhra Pradesh counterparts and the CBI have been working on the links for the last six months.

"We are coordinating our efforts. For the time being, we can only say that there is a link. We are hopeful of cracking the case," Kumar said on the sidelines of the annual D P Kohli Memorial Lecture here.

Meanwhile, official sources said the agency has also found links with the Malegaon blast. They said the link has been established due to the use of the similar modus operandi and explosives.

They said a joint team of Rajasthan ATS, CBI and central security agencies were questioning two of three arrested persons -- Davindra Gupta and Chandrashekar -- in connection with their possible involvement in the Mecca Masjid blast.

The role of the duo was purchasing of SIM cards and timer devices which were used to trigger the blast in Ajmer on October 12, 2007.

Rajasthan ATS had been working on the links of Abhinav Bharat, an extremist group which is alleged to be behind Malegaon blasts.

A team of the state police had recently visited Mumbai to collect full statements and reports of narco-analysis and brain mapping tests done on Lt Col S P Purohit and other accused in the Malegaon blast cases, the sources said.

Purohit, an alleged mastermind of the Abhinav Bharat group had told investigators during narco-analysis and brain mapping tests that another member Dayanand Pandey, also an accused in the Malegaon blast, had planned the Ajmer attack, they claimed.

The team which met officials of ATS Mumbai collected call details of Purohit, his detailed interrogation report besides other documents pertaining to investigations in the Malegaon blasts after which surveillance was mounted on Gupta, the sources said.

The Abhinav Bharat group came into picture during the investigations of the Malegaon blast. The ATS probe headed by its former chief Hemant Karkare, who was killed during the Mumbai attack, had brought out alleged role of the group members in the planning and execution of the blast.
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Daily Mail

May 05, 2010
02:02 AM
>>>> The organisation (Abhinav Bharat) had also planned to approach Israel for help.
>> Great logic !

Not a question of logic at all. It was a news report that the "Frontline" article quoted.
Anwaar, Dallas
May 04, 2010
02:42 PM
>>> 'Good to see CBI moving into case'

We've already seen CBI's good moves on acqutting Quattrochi and Tytler. Hope this good move is in sync with its earlier moves.
Gurujee, Pune
May 04, 2010
02:40 PM
>>> The organisation had also planned to approach Israel for help.

Great logic ! Why don't you extend this logic a bit and link Abhinav Bharat to 9/11 and 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Gurujee, Pune
May 04, 2010
02:40 PM
'Good to see CBI moving into case'Faruki

CBI after investigations in Malegaon I did admit before Court they have nothing further to add to charge sheets already filed by the police.You had certain reservations on police charge sheets .
a k ghai, mumbai
May 04, 2010
01:07 PM
Abhinav Bharat is led and presided by Savarkar's granddaughter, Himani Savarkar. She is also related to Nathuram Godse. Much of the Abhinav Bharat membership originated from the VHP. Amongst these is Sameer Kulkarni, the pointman for Abhinav Bharat in Madhya Pradesh. Several serving and retired army officers, including Major Upadhyay and Lieutenant Colonel Purohit, hastened the radicalisation of the group. The organisation had also planned to approach Israel for help.

Anwaar, Dallas
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