RSS allegations against UPA: The 2008 Malegaon blast case has taken a new turn. In practice, a witness turned against him during the court hearing yesterday. The witness told the court that he was tortured by the then investigating agency ATS and that Yogi Adityanath was “forced” to be “falsely involved”. At the same time, RSS leader Indresh Kumar has demanded an apology from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the issue.
Kumar said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had conspired against ‘Saffron’ to link it to terrorism, for which he should apologize to his yogi.
The Congress-led UPA (during the 2008 Malegaon blasts) conspired against ‘Bhagwa’ (saffron) … linked it to terrorism. They tried to abuse the officials of the (investigation) agency to arrest people for defaming religious leaders, but failed miserably: RSS leader Indresh Kumar (28.12) https://t.co/iEkJLKpx67 pic.twitter.com/VuZD1mxnaC
– ANI (ANI) December 28, 2021
15 Witnesses became enemies
Please be informed that this is the 15th witness who has retracted his statement so far including yesterday’s witness. At the same time, 220 people have so far testified in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case hearing. Before yesterday’s hearing, in August, a witness, Lieutenant Colonel, became hostile to testify against the priest. The accused in the case are Lok Sabha member Pragya Singh Tagore, Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Major Ramesh Upadhyay (retd), Ajay Rahirkar, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sameer Kulkarni. All of them are out on bail.
What was the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast?
At around 9.35 pm on September 29, 2008, a bomb exploded in front of Shakil Goods Transport Company in Malegaon. The LML motorcycle exploded. The blast killed six people and injured 101 others. Following the blast, a case was lodged with the Azad Nagar police station in Malegaon on September 30, 2008.
As the case is related to terrorism, the Maharashtra ATS took over the investigation of the matter following an order from the Maharashtra government and the sections of UAPA and MCOCA were imposed in the FIR on October 21, 2008.
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