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Tuesday 21 February 2012

Hindutva terror group busted; 5 arrested for Haryana blasts

Hindutva terror group busted; 5 arrested for Haryana blasts

 20 February 2012 - 6:45pm

By TCN News,
New Delhi: The Punjab Police last week busted a Hindutva terror group as five members including the chief of the outfit were arrested in connection with five terror blasts that took place in different parts of Haryana including a mosque, a madrasa and a slaughterhouse in 2009. One person was killed in those blasts. However, the news about the arrest has gone almost uncovered in the mainstream media.
The Patiala Police on 16th February arrested five persons in connection with the series of bomb blasts in various districts of Haryana in 2009. The accused included one Sagar (alias Azad), chief of the Azad Organization under which these people were working. The Patiala SSP DP Singh told newsmen on 16th Feb. that four others have been identified as Sham Niwas, Gurnam Singh, Parveen Sharma and Rajesh Kumar, all residents of Haryana, says a news report published in The Tribune daily on 17th February. They allegedly carried out the blasts including one at a mosque to create a communal rift.
According to the report, the Punjab Police is now getting in touch with the Haryana Police to ascertain their role in other crimes and also to ascertain if they had any affiliation with Hindu extremist groups.
The police said Sagar was the kingpin who had also taken credit for the blasts by approaching various media houses a day after the blasts.
According to Patiala police, the accused had planted two bombs in a slaughterhouse in Satakpuri village of Mewat district in 2009. They had also planted bombs in mosques in Malav village (Mewat) and Jind, besides conducting a blast in Safido. The police also said that during questioning, they have admitted their role in those blasts.
During the interrogation, the police also came to know that Rajesh Kumar, one of the gang members now arrested, worked in a stone-crushing company and he used to procure explosives for the blasts.
In December 2010, the Mewat police had arrested one Swami Anand Mitranand in connection with the Gurukul Ashram blast in Nuh, the district headquarters of Mewat. The blast had taken place on 23rd September, about a week before the much-awaited Lucknow special court verdict on Babri Masjid title suit. Two rooms of the Gurukul were damaged due to the blast, but no one was injured. Swami was a teacher in the Gurukul.

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