Samjhauta blasts: conspiracy exposed


With Kamal Chouhan's arrest the NIA is in a position to pull the curtain off the mystery behind several blasts cleverly engineered by Hindutva activists. Their involvement in several blasts one after another has been decisively established.

Kamal's confession that a team of four persons in two different groups had been formed. Everyone of them had a suitcase with a bomb planted in it. Chouhan admitted that he had been one of the eleven persons who received arms training at Bagli (Dewas, Madhya Pradesh) together with Sunil Joshi, Ramji, Sandip Dange and Lokesh Sharma.

Giving details of the plan he apprised that, three days prior to the Samjhauta blast he had received a telephone call from Lokesh Sharma with the indication that the time to strike had arrived and he should reach Indore. When he arrived at Indore station he found Lokesh Sharma ready with two suitcases and reserved tickets. Sharma gave one suitcase to him. They reached Hazrat Nizamuddin station by Inter-City Express. They reached New Delhi station the next day. After arrival of Samjhauta Express Sharma got off the train leaving the suitcase there and boarded another compartment with the second suitcase and both of them immediately left the station. While leaving they saw another group of two suitcase carriers (on the platform) meant for planting bombs. These two have also been identified by now but their names have not yet been disclosed.

The NIA believes that Chouhan had received arms and ammunition training and that he had planted the bombs at Delhi station. R.K. Handa, NIA advocate claims that Chouhan's complete profile has been ascertained. He was trained at Faridabad at Karnisinh shooting range and his name was in the register recovered from there. He had also undergone similar training at Dewas

Himanshu Phanse and Rajesh Kondewar, the two activists who died in Nanded on 6 April 2006 while making bombs were also Chouhan's comrades for arms training. The camp was organised by Sunil Joshi in January 2006 in which Ramji had trained them in operating improvised explosive device (IED). Sources inform that Naresh Phanse was responsible for the group that successfully exploded bombs in mosques in Maharashtra in 2003-2004 and on 8 September 2006 Malegaon also witnessed a similar explosion. NIA suspects that the two Bajrang Dal activists killed in Kanpur on 24 August 2008 (Rajiv Mishra and Bhupinder Singh Chopra) while making bombs were also part of the network.

Punjab police claims to have solved the mystery behind bomb blasts in a mosque and a madrasa in Haryana in 2009. The mainstream media maintained a deafening silence over the arrest of the terror group made on 16 February. The mastermind behind these blasts is believed to be Sagar alias Azad. Patiala S.P. DP Singh apprised that among other activists of Azad organisation, a Hinvutva group, are Ram Nivas, Guru Nath Singh, Pravin Sharma and Rajesh Kumar. The blasts were meant to trigger communal violence at these places. One person had died. They used to claim credit after the blast through their media contacts.

According to Patiala Police two bombs had been planted at a slaughter house in Satakkuri (district Mewat) in 2009. One bomb was planted in Malav (dist. Mewat) and another in Jind outside a mosque. They also exploded one bomb at Safido village. They have confessed their crime during interrogation. Rajesh Kumar who used to work in a stone crushing company used to provide explosives. It may by recalled that the police had arrested Swami Anand Mitranand in connection with explosion in a Gurukul ashram in December 2010.

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