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Ajmer case: Indresh Kumar is no ordinary RSS man

By Vicky Nanjappa
October 23, 2010 16:42 IST
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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday named a key Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the chargesheet pertaining to the Ajmer blasts.

Indresh Kumar, whose name had been doing the rounds for quite some time, finds himself in the chargesheet. He, however, denies any involvement in the case and terms it as a political conspiracy.

Indresh is the national executive member and the sahprachar pramukh in the RSS. His name cropped first when Malegaon blasts prime accused Colonel Shrikant Purohit mentioned him during interrogation.

The ATS, which was investigating the case, had said that Purohit harboured a grouse against Indresh, as he believed that the latter was responsible for killing Hindus in Nepal. It was also said that Purohit believed that it was Indresh who had leaked information about him and Sadhvi Pragya Singh to the police, which eventually led to their arrest.

Indresh has been in the thick of the action at all times.

He played an active role in the Amarnath stir and also the Jammu issue. He spent years coordinating activities of the Sangh Parivar in the region.

Besides this he also coordinated the activities of the Rashtriya Muslim Manch, an affiliate of the RSS, which terms itself as a nationalistic organization of the Muslims.

In the RSS circles, Indresh was no ordinary man and many term him as one of its most dynamic leaders.

Problems for Indresh started only once Purohit's interrogation commenced.

Purohit claimed that he had met with the RSS Sarsanghchalak in Jabalpur in 2009 to complain about Indresh.

Investigators told that the problem was that of a difference of opinion.

Kumar felt that democracy should be restored in Nepal while Abhinav Bharat felt that King Gyanendra ought to be supported. Purohit felt that supporting democracy meant supporting the Maoists in Nepal, which in turn led to the death of many Hindus.

CBI sources told that Indresh's name had now cropped up in the Ajmer chargesheet, as they had information that he was part of a meeting held in Jaipur in which six others were present. 

'The information with us suggests that the meeting that was held was to plan the Ajmer blasts,' sources say, adding, 'We are yet to investigate further into the matter. There were five others in that meeting and once we are able to corroborate all that can we come to a final conclusion.'

Ganesh Sovani, advocate for Sadhvi Pragya Singh, terms this as ridiculous.

'This is a meeting that took place in 2005 and the investigating agency is not sure about it too. They have not been able to prove till date the conspiracy in the Malegaon case. There is a claim that Sadhvi had revealed the name of Kumar, but to the best of my knowledge she has never taken his name,' he said.

'In this case, Sameer Dange and Kalsangra have been shown as the wanted accused. Both Sadhvi and Kumar are not shown as wanted accused and that leads to suspicion. If the charge was really that strong then the CBI would not have let him roam around and would have picked him up immediately. There is no warrant against Sadhvi too in this case,' he added.

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