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MP govt helped blast accused: Singh
Indore/Panchkula, Jan 17 (ANI):
Published on 18 Jan. 2011 12:46 AM IST
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Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Madhya Pradesh of providing financial help and shelter to three Samjhauta Express blast accused.
“I have been saying from beginning that those who indulged in militant activities, those who killed Sunil Joshi, all of them were provided sanctuary by the Bharatiya Janata Party government of Madhya Pradesh,” said Singh.
Swami Aseemanand, who runs the Shabri Dham Ashram in Gujarat’s Dang District, has reportedly confessed before a magistrate to his involvement in the February 2007 Samjhauta train blast.
“Aseemanand’s statement has revealed all these matters. Sunil Joshi was killed. Sunil Joshi was involved in all militant activities. Two or three days after Sunil Joshi was killed, I had stated that it was done by RSS activists,” he added.
A Panchkula court on Thursday sent Samjhauta blasts key accused Swami Aseemanand to judicial custody till January 27.
As per reports, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) sought further remand of Aseemanand to extensively question him over his role in the train blasts.
Aseemanand was arrested on November 19, 2010 for his alleged involvement in the Ajmer, Hyderabad and Samjhauta Express blasts, which all took place in the year 2007.
Earlier, Aseemanand revealed that his alleged right hand man, Sunil Joshi, who was murdered in mysterious circumstances in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on December 29, 2007, was behind the Malegaon bombing of September 2006.
He has also reportedly given graphic details of how Indresh and several others were working in tandem planning terror strikes.
The NIA has followed suit in its probe into the Samjhauta blasts case. NIA investigators have also recorded the statement of a witness, Bharat Bhai, under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
Sixty-eight people, mostly Pakistanis, were killed when bombs were set off in two coaches of cross-country Samjhauta Express, running between Delhi and Lahore, around midnight on February 18, 2007 at Diwana near Panipat.

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