The first-ever serving Indian army officer arrested on charges of terrorism related to the Malegaon blast of Sept 2008, Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit breaks his silence and answers a few questions. Excerpts:
Has your ideology got you in the dock?
What ideology are you talking about?
Your right-wing ideology.
This is a tricky question, involving both the army services and subjudice matters. I won’t be able to comment on this.
Can you explain to us the dynamics of Abhinav Bharat?
I infiltrated Abhinav Bharat. I have done my job properly, have kept my bosses in the loop and everything is on paper in the army records. Those who need to know, know the truth.
What was your equation with Sudhakar Chaturvedi, your co-accused?
It is already on record in the court of inquiry that he was my source. I had cultivated him during my tenure in Deolali. Infiltrating a group works like a force multiplier. If Sudhakar...