A study of newspaper reports on the Malegaon Bomb blast

via T.C.Govindan published on November 22, 2008

When ever there is a bomb blast, the Govt used to come out with a theory of the ISI hand behind the blast. But in this particular case it is directed to Hindu activists and the Indian Army.  After the Malegaon blast, many other bomb blasts took place in India. The recent blasts in Assam are several times powerful and a number of lives were lost. Recently two infiltrators had been shot dead by the security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir. After searching their dead bodies, it was revealed that they were from Kerala.  The Kerala  ATS have arrested a number of persons recently in connection with  the above- reported incident The English TV news channels and the news papers have not been giving any importance to these cases. The Kerala ATS is not revealing any details and the media is also not interested to publicize it.  The Times Of India is using their news paper and TV channel to spear- head the attack on Hindutva and publicize the day to day ‘progress’ of the ‘investigation’ into the Malegaon bomb blast case since the arrest of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

The Sadhvi  has been arrested  as the motor cycle  used for planting the bomb is registered in her name. This has been found from the last four digits (0303) of the frame number of the motor cycle. It is also reported that the remaining numbers are not legible. It seems somebody purposely tried to disfigure the number plate beyond recognition.  These are punched numbers and they can be wiped out easily if anyone wants to do so. In most of the cases the illegibility is due to rusting/corrosion. Perhaps a few numbers got disfigured due to the impact of the blast . Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has clearly stated in her affidavit  that she had sold her motor cycle to one Sunil Joshi  of MP, with proper records. Particular details of the affidavit are given below:-


. “I say that in Surat during the course of my interrogation with Mr Sawant, I mentioned to him that the LML Freedom two wheeler once owned by me was subsequently sold to one Sunil Joshi of Madhya Pradesh way back in October, 2004 and that Mr Joshi had paid me Rs 24,000/- for the same. I had also signed the necessary TT Form for RTO transfer in October, 2004 itself. I categorically asserted to Mr Sawant that since October, 2004 I had no control over the vehicle or its movements and usage.

There is a report published in Times of India dt Nov 5th, which is given below:-


“that Sunil Joshi to whom Sadhvi  Pragya  had given  her LML Freedom motor cycle that was subsequently used  in the Malegaon blast, was killed by suspected SIMI activist at Dewas in Madhya Pradesh in December last year. The vehicle subsequently passed on to Ramji, who used this it to trigger the attack in the weavers town last month.”

ATS reported that Ramji  is absconding. In that case, what about his identity. Why is the ATS not publishing his photo or giving other details of the person in the papers? Who gave the  motor bike  to him, and when? Unless he is  an imaginary figure, he will have a family,
relatives and friends. Since no such details have come out, in all probability this Ramji is  an imaginary character used  to implicate the  arrested Army officers & Hindu spiritual leaders. It seems ‘some one’ has seen the  Sadhvi  talking to Ramji. She was under illegal detention, and then  arrested and kept under police custody more than 13 days before producing her in the court  As per the rule a woman should not be arrested or kept under custody without women police. In this case all rules have been violated.


In the case of Sister Abhaya murder case, recently CBI have arrested two priests and a nun. After producing the accused before the Judicial Magistrate and getting permission from the court they remanded them for 14 days custody. The Court heard the argument of the Advocates appearing for the accused. This did not happen in the Malegaon Blast case, where Hindus were arrested and kept under illegal detention. Why is it so? Is the Law different for Hindu accused persons?


I am quoting below what CBI said when the reporters asked many questions. “Sharing the dias with DIG Kanthaswamy, SP Rajeevakshan and DySP Nandakumar Nair, the joint director did not  answer any queries in detail or give details of the involvement of each of the accused in Abhaya’s killing. “”Wait for a month, we will give you all the details,” he repeated.Whereas Mumbai ATS has been giving day to day report about Malegaon blast.


They are trying to implicate Lt Col Shri kant Purohit in all the blasts which  took place in this country, of  which ATS have not got any clue. First they told Lt Col Purohit got the RDX from Army. Army is not a production unit to keep stock of RDX or any other ingredients of the bomb. “In Bengaluru, last week, the Army man categorically denied having taken RDX from any source during his J&K stint.  Questions in this regard were repeated to him but each time he strongly denied that he had any links to the RDX. He was cooperative and answered with clarity, said sources.


Sources in the Army also said a Military Intelligence officer has no access to explosives. “He is in mufti and his brief is to collect intelligence on insurgency and anti-national activities. Also, the Army does not use or store RDX,” an official source said.

I  am also furnishing below a few published reports –


” Purohit  used to collect money for his activities and financial transactions were through banks and hawala agencies. Police suspect that some money was routed through Bangladesh, where Abhinav Bharat sympathizers are active.” ‘Purohit fits into the description of bomb trainer.’

‘The Maharastra police are now examining whether Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit  arrested in connection with Malegaon blast was involved  in blasts in Parbhani, Jalna and  Purna, as Sanjay Chaudhari an accused in April 2006 Nanded blast case has referred to a person called Mithun Chakravarthy. During  narco- analysis test  Chaudhari said Chakravarthy who trained  Nandel blast accused Himanshu Vyankatesh Panse in bomb – making , had a beard, was tall and stoutly built.” The training programe was held in  Shivagad in Pune , Purohit ‘s home town. There are so many Army officers and others having bearded, and are tall
and stout. If the ATS wanted to clarify this doubt, why did they not conduct the identification parade before coming out with a story? Their only aim is to damage the image of a patriotic  Army officer. Before coming out with such report they should have verified where he
was at the time of the bomb blast. Moreover, narco-analysis test is not a valid proof in the court of law. ATS could not get any proof after completing forensic test, psychological profile test and polygraph test  carried out on the Sadhvi  and  Purohit.

Despite the absence of any evidence to frame the accused, the ATS told the press that Purohit is the master mind of  Samjhauta Express train blast.  This was contradictory to the revelation from the Forensic test that no RDX was used in the above bomb blast. When this
attempt also failed, ATS came up with a report that  Purohit,  has arranged a revolver licence for his friend,  Milind Datye  from the army quota with forged documents.  The Pune ATS told the court they received a complaint about this from Datye himself when he got suspicion about the licence after Purohit’s arrest in the blast. Sudhakar Chaturvedi, national co-ordinator for Abhinav Bharat, was arrested by the Matunga police on Nov 4  on charges of carrying an illegal revolver  and possessing a fake identity card of the Deolali military cantonment.

In brief what do we understand from these reports?

This is a conspiracy by unscrupulous, anti- national elements to damage the image of the Hindu organizations and Indian Army, by implicating Hindu spiritual leaders and Army officers. Otherwise why has the ATS  not done any further investigation on how the motor cycle got into the hands of one Ramji  before arresting  Sadhvi  Pragya?


There is every possibility the conspirators killed Sunil Joshi to implicate Sadhvi Pragya.  How come ATS is silent on the reason  for killing Sunil Joshi?  For investigating the above details, Ramji’s presence is not required. Sadhvi Pragya is said to be a great orator. She must be having so many devotees. There is no rule that Army people cannot keep in touch with any spiritual leader. The arrested Major Ramesh Upadhyay(retd) said  that he was very much impressed with Sadhvi Pragya’s speech.  When they failed to establish any link with RDX used in explosion, they are implicating the Army officer with forgery of the documents and also questioning the working of Army establishments. The last two reports are clearly indicating this.


Some how the Govt wants keep alive the case till the next general election to please the ‘minorities’. The imposition of the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) on the accused persons without any solid evidence is proof enough of the Govt’s active participation in this conspiracy, which seems to have the involvement of the ISI
also.

T.C.Govindan,
Chennai.

 

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