Mastermind of Samjhota Express inferno and other terror activites again in thick soup.
Karkare Investigations had proved involvement of serving Indian officers`s links with Hindu terror groups.
Colonel Purohit`s issue was put in cold storage by Indian authorities after Karkare was mysteriously killed in 26/11 drama.
Prosecution grills accused terrorists of running Hindu terror groups lik Abhinav Bharat to create Hindu Rashtra.
WikiLeaks’s leaked US diplomatic cables regarding India, A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court, on Thursday rejected the bail pleas of three accused including Lt Col Prasad Purohit, arrested in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case after accepting the prosecution's argument that if released on bail the accused would indulge in unlawful activities.
The activities of these people had in the first instance, led to the coining of the term 'Hindu terror' or 'saffron terror', which has now grown to envelop even the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh). Purohit and two other accused -- Rakesh Dhawde and Ajay Rahirkar -- had sought for bail stating that they have been falsely implicated and that since the chargesheet has been filed in the case their custody was not required further.
The trio and seven others including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur have been accused by state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly carrying out blasts at Malegaon on September 29, 2008 that left six dead and several others injured.
The prosecution had opposed the bail pleas stating that the accused floated a group Abhinav Bharat and indulged in criminal conspiracy and their main object was to threaten the unity and integrity of the nation.
"The accused wanted to overpower the Indian government and create a Hindu Rashtra for which they had indulged in terror activities. If they are released on bail they would continue such unlawful acts," special public prosecutor Rohini Salian argued.
"According to the accused, the so called Hindu political parties have betrayed the cause of Hindutva by using it as a political tool," Salian said.
All the eleven accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), Arms Act, Explosives Act and Explosive Substances Act.
The court is expected to hear Sadhvi's bail plea on January 10. Sadhvi had sought to be released on bail on medical grounds.
It is worth mentioning here that the issue had been put in cold storage by Indian officials after the top investigator of the Samjhota Express inferno and Malegaon blasts, Himant Karkare the Chief of Mumbai’s Anti Terrosts Squad (ATS) was killed mysteriously in 26/11 terror drama.
As investigators look closely into the alleged role of Hindu extremist groups in the Samjhauta Express attack, top Indian government sources disclosed that there is “overwhelming preponderance of evidence that Hindu extremists did it”.
Samjhauta Express bombings took place around midnight on 18 February 2007.Bombs were set off in two carriages, both filled with passengers, just after the train passed Diwana station near the Indian city of Panipat, north of New Delhi on its way to Lahore in which sixty-eight people, mostly Pakistani civilians were killed in the ensuing fire and dozens more were injured.
Regardless of the larger diplomatic ramifications, the possibility of Islamabad using this as a handle to push India on the defensive, sources said that the government is keen for the investigation to be carried out properly.
And that it does not want investigators or their agencies to be in “anticipatory compliance” of certain assumptions of government’s preference, a report in Indian express said on Wednesday.
“The investigative agencies must do their jobs and let the political leadership do their job,” an official said.
What the government’s top brass is certain about is that Hindu extremism “exists” but at the same time is worried by the “political football” being played on this issue. Sources said this kind of politicisation only “plays into the phenomenon” and hoped all sides would exercise caution on the issue.