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Monday, 3 March 2014

Swami Aseemanand and Art of Statement Withdrawal

*Swami Aseemanand and Art of 'Statement Withdrawal'*



Ram Puniyani





Swami Aseemanand emerged as the alleged kingpin in the series of blasts,
starting from Malegaon, Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad, Ajmer Dargaah and
Samjhauta express blasts, which rocked the nation from 2006 onwards. Just
to recall, the initial investigations into series of blasts allegedly done
by Hindutva groups, were led by Hemant Karkare, who was later killed in
26/11 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Later Rajasthan ATS took over and the long
trail of investigation led to the unearthing the network of the Hindutva
activists inspired by the ideology of Hindutva and working for different
groups close to or associated with RSS. Many of them are currently in
jails. Recently Swami and three others have been formally charged (Jan 25,
2014) in Samjhauta Express blast, Swami being accused number one.



After his arrest he confessed to his crimes in front