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Over 10 people wanted in blast cases had RSS links: Home secretary

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 6:54pm IST | Agency: PTI
We have names of at least 10 persons involved in Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Dargah Sharif blasts who were associated with RSS, RK Singh said.

At least 10 people, who were allegedly involved in a spate of terror attacks in different parts of the country, had links with RSS or its affiliated organisations, Union home secretary RK Singh said on Tuesday. "Yes, during investigation of Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and (Ajmer) Dargah Sharif blasts, we have found at least 10 names who have been associated with the RSS at some point or the other," he told reporters.

Singh was replying to a question on whether government has any evidence linking RSS with any person involved in any terrorist strike anywhere in the country as claimed by home minister Sushilkumar Shinde. "We have evidence against them. There are statements of witnesses," said Singh.

The home secretary also made public the names of the ten persons who were allegedly involved in terror attacks and also had links with RSS.

The names given out by Singh included that of Sunil Joshi (nwo dead), who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express, and Ajmer Sharif Dargah blasts. He was an RSS activist in Dewas and Mhow from 1990s to 2003.

Sandeep Dange (absconding), who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif Dargah explosions, too was an RSS pracharak in Mhow, Indore, Uttarkashi and Sajhapur from 1990s to 2006.


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