Anti-terror sqaud traces car used in Ajmer blast

Saturday, December 25, 2010

JAIPUR - In a major breakthrough, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan Police claim to have found the car that carried explosives for the Ajmer bomb blast in 2007 that killed three people and injured over 30.

We have traced the car, a black Hyundai Santro, bearing Madhya Pradesh registeration number, which was used to transport the explosives for the Dargah bomb blast, an official of Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) told IANS Saturday.

The explosives were taken in this car from Indore to Godhra in Gujarat and then to Ajmer in Rajasthan, he added.

The ATS, however, was tight lipped as to where this car was found.

The squad has also identified five more suspects wanted in the case. We have identified that five men - Bhavesh, Divesh, Sunny, Mukesh and Mehul. We have been on their trail for long, the official added.

The ATS has so far arrested four for the blast in the Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.

In October, Rajasthan’s Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) filed charge sheets in an Ajmer local court against the five accused in the blast case. It alleges that supporters of a radical Hindu group called Abhinav Bharat carried out the blast Oct 11, 2007.

The ATS has charged Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Chander Shekhar Lave, Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangre with murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy, harming or defiling place of worship and other crimes.

Gupta, Sharma, Lave are in judicial custody while Dange and Kalsangre are untraced and on the run.

Another accused, Sunil Joshi, died during the course of investigation.

The 806-page charge sheet says that the conspiracy for the bomb blast was hatched during a meeting held in room 26 of Gujarati Samaj guest house near MI Road here Oct 21, 2005.

According to the charge sheet, senior RSS leader Indersh Kumar was present at the secret meeting which six other functionaries of the outfit attended.

Besides Kumar, Swami Aseemanand of Abhinav Bharat and Sadhvi Pragya of Jai Vande Matram Sangathan were also present at the meeting, it claimed.

Indersh Kumar has so far not been made an accused in the case as further investigations are required, but he seems to be a conspirator, an ATS source said.

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