Powerful Bomb explosion in Nanded
person was killed on the spot and another severely injured when a powerful
explosion took place in the house of Shivram Manganarikar at Shastri Nagar,
Nanded. The explosion is suspected to be caused by the accidental blast of
a bomb that was either stored or was being manufactured.
to reports, the explosion took place at around 12:30 on Friday night.
Shivram Mangnarikar is a retired school teacher whose house was severely
damaged due to the explosion. One youth called Pandurang Bhagwan
Anilkandwar, aged 30 years, was killed on the spot. Another youth,
Gyaneshwar Manikwar, was severely injured with 70 percent burns. The
explosion was so powerful that the shutter of the front-side shop was
thrown off to a distance of 40 feet. The windows were burnt and glass
cracked. The household belongings were scattered everywhere with blood and
flesh. Walls were cracked and the site is in total disarray.
should be noted that a similar "accident" took place in the same
town in the 6 April last year at the house of Rajkondwar, a retired
irrigation department official. Two persons were killed on the spot and a
few injured by a powerful bomb blast. Initially police took it very
lightly. Later it was revealed that a permanent bomb manufacturing factory
was functioning in the area. Fake beards were also found on the site
revealing the intention of the conspirators to link their terrorist acts
to Muslims. Special IG Police Mr. Surya Prakash Gupta had declared that it
was not an isolated event; rather a bomb-manufacturing centre (bamb
nirmiti kendra) was functional at the house of Rajkondwar. After the
narco-analysis of the bomb makers, their connection with many terrorist
attacks in mosques was established. The conspirators belonged to Bajrang
Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Maharashtra government was severely
criticized for its soft attitude towards the conspirators. Mainstream
media was also criticized for its silence. Later the chief minister of
Maharshtra announced a CBI enquiry of the incidence and a few newspapers
like Tehelka covered the issue in detail.
explosion is very similar to the last year's. Maharshtra DGP Mr. Pasricha
has already announced that the police was carrying out investigations as
to whether the two incidents were linked. Patbandhare Nagar, where last
year's incident took place, is much closed to the site of yesterday's
blast. According to sources, the deceased and the injured youth are
activists of right-wing Hindu organizations. The nature and intensity of
the explosion is also very similar to last year's. All these factors have
already established that this explosion is the proof that a bomb
manufacturing centre is still functional in the city.
Maharashtra, bomb blasts are routinely pinned down to so-called
"Muslim terrorists". Even before the first wisp of smoke is
settled, police and politicians are out on TV screens blaming Muslims as
the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Within no time, suspects are dug
out, paraded before TV crews and hauled away to prison cells. Dozens of
people having any remote link to the accused are arrested and within days
the issue is declared to be solved.
such spectacle is visible in cases when bomb makers appear to be Hindu
radicals. It is great irony that even after last year's big explosion, the
bomb making effort was persistent in the same place and in the same
vicinity. Either police was so careless that even after last year's
incidence it did not think necessary to have a watch over the activities
of the Hindu radicals of the city or it just overlooked what they were
doing. It shows how vigilant and responsible the police and intelligence
agencies are and how safe citizens are in the care of such administration.
is great resentment among the minorities, Muslims and other citizens of
the city. It has further strengthened their doubts that Hindu extremists
were behind the Malegaon blasts and that the Maharashtra Police was not
fair in its conduct whenever a matter related to Hindu extremist elements.
is being demanded to immediately suspend the Nanded SP for his negligence
and lack of vigilance over the Hindu extremists and an immediate shifting
of the case to CBI.
is testing time for Chief Minsiter Vilas Rao Deshmukh who has already
faced the Muslim wrath in the Mumbai municipal elections and is reportedly
under fire from the Congress high command. If he could not come out with
iron hands to deal with the conspirators, this incidence could further
aggravate his position.
["Reported by an unimpeachable source" according to Ghulam Muhammed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on 10 Feb 2007]