Former RSS activist held for Samjhauta bombing

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    Kamal Chauhan was part of cell that planted the incendiary devices, NIA sources say

    Less than a week short of the fifth anniversary of the firebombing of the Samjhauta Express, detectives of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have held a Madhya Pradesh resident on suspicion of having participated in the terrorist cell which carried out the attack — the first breakthrough in over a year against a core group of fugitives who have been eluded arrest since 2008.

    Kamal Chauhan, NIA sources have told The Hindu, is believed to be one of the four men who planted incendiary devices on the Lahore-bound train on February 18, 2007, killing 68 people.

    “We believe Chauhan has critical information that could lead us to the rest of the plotters,” an NIA official said.

    The Mhow-born Chauhan, a long-standing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist, is the second alleged perpetrator of the bombing to be held. Lokesh Sharma, an Indore-based Hindutva activist held in June 2010 for having participated in the meeting in which the terrorist attack was planned, will now face fresh charges of having participated in the bombing itself, the sources said.

    The bombs, the NIA now believes, were manufactured by fugitive Hindutva terrorist Sandeep Dange, an RSS leader who, investigators say, was the core figure in the planning of a series of Hindutva terrorist attacks that began in 2002. Ramchandra Kalsangra, another RSS activist from Madhya Pradesh who served as Dange's alleged lieutenant, is also being sought by authorities in connection with the case.

    Much of the details of the Samjhauta attack planning has come from Naba Kumar Sarkar, a leader of the Gujarat-based, RSS-affiliated Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram. In December 2010, Sarkar confessed to a Delhi magistrate that he was present at a June, 2006 meeting in which the firebombing and a string of other terrorist attacks were planned against Muslims.

    The idea of firebombing the Samjhauta Express, he claimed, was conceived by Dange as part of a series of terrorist strikes, which included bombings in Malegaon, Hyderabad and the Ajmer Sharif shrine.

    Later, Sarkar sought to withdraw his confessional statement, saying it had been made under threat to his life. A final legal determination on its status is yet to be made.

    Many members of the group, NIA investigators say, were long-serving RSS activists who became disillusioned with the Hindu right-wing's refusal to replicate the 2002 communal killings in Gujarat nationwide.

    Harshad Solanki, who the NIA believes participated in the bombing of the Ajmer Sharif shrine in October, 2007, was given refuge by Dange when he fled Gujarat to avoid arrest after evidence surfaced of his role of in the 2002 massacre.

    The Hindu : News / National : Former RSS activist held for Samjhauta bombing
     
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    :shocked: :shocked:
     
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    I cannot say I am surprised. If Saffronasaurs can shamelessly hoist a Paki flag in an Indian city to frame Muslims than many other things are also possible.
     
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    Interesting.

    The TV debates of yesterday was equally interesting.
     
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    Karni Singh Shooting Range is in Delhi, near Tughlakabad fort area, and not in Faridabad.
     
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    True its in Delhi.

    So these guys trained in world-class facility recently renovated for CWG Games.
     
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    Saffronasaurs - good one. :D

    Cow edited is also an appropriate term for such people.

    Now just wait for dozens of local DFI edited connoisseurs to come and defend these people.
     
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    Everyone is reading wrong here all this samjauta boogie has been raised so that the Congress will get votes in UP phase four election.Cow edited but this time they are being played with by congress here
     
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    They will be played if they raise voice or create noise rejecting development. I think they are doing good job by staying silent.
     
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    ^^ Very likely. Congress is known for pre-election skulduggery.
     
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    Whatever that means? :noidea:
     
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    If you observe the BJP has booted out the newly married groom out of UP campaign .Last time the shit he spoke at Pilbhit polarised muslim votes towards Congress and SP was having the Kalyan Singh boogie.This time the RSS is silent precisely due to this
     
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    All congress drama will go in vain if tomorrow BJP ties-up with BSP forming Govt.

    I doubt if Maya behan will find RSS any harmful to her party.
     
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    So the investigations took a u-turn and some people are inflated. Nice.
     
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    lets see.rss activist's anti muslim idology again showed
     
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    Does "Former" mean anything to you ?

    Anyway in UP election times everything is possible :noidea:. Soon this guy will do a Aseemanand and retract his confession alleging it was forcefully retracted.

    Lets see if Maino sheds some tears for Kamal Chauhan also or those tears are reserved for suspects of one hue only.
     
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    ^^ can you refresh my memory isn't kasab also a former member, or he just did for the money ?
     
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    First comparing with Kasab is a wrong analogy here.

    Second, when Kasab committed the act he was still a member influenced by its boss Zaki ur rahman Lakhvi. When this guy did the act itself he was not a member of RSS. It is clearly mentioned that he parted ways with RSS due to its "new" policies, which by extension of logic, says they have become more moderate.

    Third, this is UP election time. Enough said. Aseemanand was arrested in time for Bihar elections and now Kamal Chauhan for UP election time. Coincidence..? Nah. Congress skull duggery ? Most probably.

    Last, what have happened to sadhvi Pragya, Col.Purohit have been arrested for a long time. Any breakthrough, convictions till now ? Infact Purohit was NOT even named in the chargesheet in the Samjautha bombings case as the NIA had no evidence whatsoever to chargesheet him (Refer Link). What started as a huge uproar about "Saffron terrorism" turned out to be a damp squib. Lets see what happens in this case.
     
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    .......But I thought terrorism had no religion or color :noidea:
     

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